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12 November 2019

12 November 2019

12 November 2019

WSSCC partners and members show case their work  By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – A four-day conference in Nairobi with a special focus on sanitation offered a timely opportunity for WSSCC-supported partners to make a show of “splash” on their work to leave no one behind and engage with other diverse sector players from the […]

12 November 2019

WSSCC is pleased to welcome Ms Rose OSINDE-ALABASTER as the newly elected Steering Committee member for our Global Seat. Rose has, in the past 19 years, advised governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, multi-stakeholder platforms, and the private sector on more effective water and environmental sanitation governance, cross-sector planning, investment and programming, human rights and development. […]

9 November 2019

Swachh Bharat Mission is the biggest people’s movement on sanitation in the world that seeks to create a Clean India. As reported by the Government of India, close to 100% Open Defecation Free (ODF) status has been achieved. The current focus of the national flagship programme is now on ODF Plus (ODF+), which aims at […]

8 November 2019

Menstruation and related hygiene practices are a socially and culturally sensitive issue shrouded largely in silence and perpetuated by social taboos. Following the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Garmin, Open Defecation Free (ODF) achievements are now proposed to be followed up by ODF sustainability and ODF plus initiatives. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the […]

8 November 2019

The Government of Jharkhand is working towards development of all aspects of sanitation and hygiene, including menstruation. Stigmas and taboos associated with menstruation impact the ways it is perceived and managed. Working on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) requires a well-planned out detailed strategy and coordinated efforts from various stakeholders and line departments. The Swachh Bharat Mission […]

7 November 2019

Toilets breathe new air in Qahir village – Kenya WAJIR, Kenya – Think about your home without a toilet. Now, think of the flies that float around your room, and its serious harmful impact on your health as a catalyst of oral-fecal transmission. That was the life for many people who practiced open defecation in […]

7 November 2019

Making open defecation free campaign a reality NAROK, Kenya – Village Sanitation Committees are busy spearheading the drive in Kenya’s rural sides to accelerate progress on making villages free from open defecation by encouraging the local people to shift from the generations-long practice to proper toilet use. Inadequate access to sanitation and hygiene has long […]

6 November 2019

‘I would not exist without menstruation’ – a local singer By Kevin Mwanza   KIISI, Kenya – A song in praise of menstruation breaks the code of silence around menstruation in Kenya, where many girls are still missing school while they are menstruating, thousands of others are unable to afford health products, and a large […]

6 November 2019

Nepal’s sanitation campaign making a difference in Majhi By: Charles Dickson MAJHI, Nepal – Recently, the national campaign to end open defecation across Nepal arrived in Sunaina Devi’s village, and it promises to be transformational. Sunaina lives in Majhi, a village of 104 impoverished people in Nepal’s Terai region. Majhi’s huts of mud, thatch and […]

5 November 2019

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene […]