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18 December 2019

Entretien avec un jeune leader kenyan qui plaide pour le rôle des hommes dans le domaine de la santé et de l’hygiène menstruelles Par Kevin Mwanza et Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya Alors même que le gouvernement du Kenya a approuvé la Politique nationale de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) le 21 novembre 2019en vue d’intensifier […]

18 December 2019

La révolution mondiale des toilettes Par Machrine Birungi GENÈVE Des outils numériques de pointe, tels que des capteurs de données et des robots, figurent au cœur des débats pour trouver des moyens d’améliorer notre manière de traiter les grands problèmes de l’assainissement, comme la gestion des déchets fécaux. D’après l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, tous […]

18 December 2019

Des élèves genevois s’intéressent à la crise sanitaire mondiale Par Francesca Nava GENÈVE – Dans cette école internationale bilingue de Genève, la plupart des élèves n’avaient jamais envisagé de devoir sortir dehors pour faire leurs besoins, et encore moins réfléchi au problème du manque de toilettes dans le monde. Or, le 19 novembre (à l’occasion de la […]

13 December 2019

School children in Geneva reflect on the global sanitation crisis By Francesca Nava   GENEVA – Most children at an international school in Geneva would have never thought twice about going outside to relieve themselves, let alone the lack of toilets across the world. That was until 19 November (World Toilet Day) when more than […]

11 December 2019

Experts in Nepal bring the agenda of leaving no one behind front and center on World Toilet Day By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Celebrating this year’s World Toilet Day, sanitation experts gathered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to renew their commitment to availability, accessibility, and affordability of WASH services across the country. In […]

9 December 2019

Stakeholders call for a change at the national level to realize the ambition of achieving SDG 6.2 by 2025 By Alain Tossounon LADJI, Benin – In Benin, basic sanitation and hygiene are still a luxury for many people living in both rural and urban areas where open defecation is commonplace. The consequences of this practice […]

9 December 2019

The Global Toilet Revolution  By Machrine Birungi GENEVA – Cutting-edge digital tools such as data sensors and robots are the center of a debate on how to improve the way we deal with significant sanitation challenges such as fecal waste management. Inadequate sanitation, according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for 432,000 diarrheal deaths […]

9 December 2019

Madagascar’s rural communities tackle the ongoing migration challenge By Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – In a rural commune of Madagascar, villages that have once ended the practice of defecating in the open are now facing a major difficulty sustaining their open defecation free status. That is all because of a precious stone that was found […]

6 December 2019

In 2020, the world celebrates Agenda 2030’s 5th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (UNGA Resolution 64/292 of 28 July 2010), acknowledging that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights.  During the UN General Assembly in 2019, WSSCC […]

5 December 2019

An interview with a Kenyan youth leader that advocates for the role of men in Menstrual Health and Hygiene By Kevin Mwanza and Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya – As the Government of Kenya approved the National Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy on 21 November to scale up its effort to provide more support for girls and women, […]

28 November 2019

Les acteurs appellent à l’unisson à un sursaut national pour réaliser l’ambition d’atteindre l’ODD 6.2 d’ici 2025 Par Alain Tossounon LADJI, Bénin – Dans plusieurs quartiers de villes et villages du Bénin, l’hygiène et l’assainissement de base sont encore un luxe pour de nombreuses populations qui défèquent dans la nature. Les conséquences de cette pratique […]

27 November 2019

Interview with a young entrepreneur that brings a huge impact with a small change By Machrine Birungi   After scanning through hundreds of photos of people squatting on toilets, an Indian product designer took the efficiency and comfort seriously and reinvented the form of a squat toilet. Since Mr Satyajit Mittal from Pune created SquatEase, […]