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Le maire d’une commune béninoise impressionné par le progrès sanitaire dans...

Par Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Bénin – Dans le cadre de la mission de renforcement des capacités des acteurs du programme soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC au Bénin, une séance de déclenchement institutionnel s’est tenue avec le Maire de la commune de Djougou entouré de ses adjoints et de son Responsable du […]

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 and Humanitarian Response: Leave No-One Behind

By Alistair D. B. Cook Initially Published by the New Humanitarian As more countries become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind vulnerable groups and those already affected by other humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, disasters and climate change placing them in acutely precarious situations. THE RED Cross Movement has […]

UNAIDS calls for a human rights approach to the COVID-19 outbreak that puts...

Press Release UNAIDS is calling on countries to adopt a human rights-based approach in responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 that puts communities at the centre and respects the rights and dignity of all. To help guide governments, communities and other stakeholders in planning and implementing measures to contain the pandemic, UNAIDS has produced […]

News Release: WHO urges countries to ensure the continuity of malaria servi...

By WHO Departmental News  The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria. “As COVID-19 […]

‘Cow-for-Toilet’ Competition Pushes Ugandan District to ODF Status

By Enock Kusasira and Kevin Mwanza BULAMBULI, Uganda – In Uganda’s eastern border district of Bulambuli, there is a town where the mayor put up cows as prizes in a latrine-building competition. To win, the latrines had not only to be the best and the cleanest, but also made of locally-available materials. “We have used […]

COVID-19: Fears Over Handwashing in Africa to Stem Coronavirus Seen as Trig...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nellie Peyton JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can’t, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies. Aid workers and […]

COVID-19 Update: WHO and FIFA launch campaign against COVID-19

Geneva, 23 March 2020: The international governing body of football, FIFA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness campaign featuring world-renowned footballers, urging people across the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. The “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign promotes five […]

Thane Police partners with WSSCC to educate female officials about menstrua...

By Raza Naqvi THANE, India – It all started with a routine departmental medical camp. Without the camp, the issue of vaginal fungal infections would never have come to the attention of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dr Priyanka Narnaware, who immediately committed to act on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Concerned about the health of […]

Opinion: COVID-19 a collective failure, an unprecedented opportunity

By Sue Coates and Catarina de Albuquerque Closure of Europe and high-income countries in peacetime may be unprecedented, but the war against preventable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, polio, measles, and Ebola has long been raging for the 3 billion people who lack basic hand-washing facilities in their homes. Nearly three-quarters of the populations in […]

COVID -19 Update: “This is, above all, a human crisis that calls for solida...

By Antonio Guterres “We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” The United Nations Secretary General has said. “A global recession – perhaps of record dimensions – is a near certainty. […]

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

Qatar Charity et le WSSCC vont coopérer en matière d’assainissement et d’hy...

Qatar Charity (QC), une organisation de premier plan à l’échelle mondiale du Qatar, et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), une organisation fonctionnant sous l’égide de l’ONU et apportant son soutien à des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène à grande échelle, ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord à New York qui […]

Qatar Charity and WSSCC to cooperate on sanitation and hygiene for health, ...

Qatar Charity (QC), a leading Qatar-based organization with global reach, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UN-hosted organization supporting large scale delivery of sanitation and hygiene programmes, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New York aimed at enhancing cooperation around sanitation and hygiene for health, education and livelihoods. Mr. […]

Le WSSCC souhaite la bienvenue à Sue Coates en tant que directrice exécutiv...

Mme Sue Coates, professionnelle renommée qui a acquis une vaste expérience dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH), le milieu universitaire, la société civile, le secteur privé ainsi que le plaidoyer et la communication, se joint aujourd’hui à l’équipe du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) en tant […]

WSSCC welcomes Sue Coates as Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director

Ms. Sue Coates, a respected professional with a wealth of experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), academia, civil society, the private sector and advocacy and communication, joined the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today as its new Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director. Ms. Coates comes to WSSCC after serving most recently […]

WSSCC se mobilise à l’occasion de la 7e Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assa...

La septième édition de la Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assainissement (SACOSAN) s’est terminée à la mi-avril avec la Déclaration officielle d’Islamabad.

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk as Executive Director

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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