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22 April 2020

From teaching community members how to protect themselves from COVID-19 to setting up handwashing stations, WSSCC partners across Africa have been intensifying their effort to fight against the coronavirus, showcasing the power of prevention through sanitation and hygiene. Some of their contributions have been captured in pictures. Kenya: Campaign partners train residents of Nkoilale, Narok […]

6 April 2020

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

6 April 2020

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – WSSCC’s National Coordinator for Nigeria, Elizabeth Jeiyol, has commended Nigeria’s effort to institutionalize and diversify Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at all administrative levels. She gave the commendation in Abuja on 19 March 2020 during a two-day sensitization workshop for state focal officers, as part of the “Clean Nigeria: […]

6 April 2020

Gulpers and Briquettes By Kevin Mwanza KAMPALA, Uganda – A new breed of Ugandan sanitation entrepreneurs is making a business out of emptying pit latrines in Kampala. Using hand-powered pumps known as gulpers, they extract faecal sludge from pits across the capital city where a handful of the population is served by a sewerage network. […]

6 April 2020

GENÈVE — Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) soutient pleinement le plan d’action lancé mardi dernier par le Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies pour remédier aux impacts socio-économiques de la crise engendrée par le Covid-19. Dans un nouveau rapport intitulé « Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 » […]

1 April 2020

GENEVA – Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, is calling upon world leaders to commit to the establishment of a new global Fund to develop and implement the community-based sanitation and hygiene solutions, and prevent future pandemics. Transcript – Calling for a global fund dedicated to sanitation and […]

1 April 2020

GENEVA – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is in full support of the action plan launched by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday to address the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the […]

23 March 2020

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 […]

9 March 2020

Par Raza Naqvi Asad Umar a commencé sa carrière il y a vingt ans, en décrochant un doctorat en hydrogéologie auprès de la prestigieuse université musulmane d’Aligarh en Inde. Quand un puissant séisme a frappé la ville de Bhuj dans l’État du Gujarat en 2001, Asad Umar a travaillé sans relâche pour garantir un accès […]

8 January 2020

Platform merger to boost interaction between members The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum. This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global […]

15 November 2019

              Le WSSCC a le plaisir d’accueillir dans notre siège mondial Mme Rose OSINDE-ALABASTER, la membre nouvellement élue à notre Comité directeur. Ces 19 dernières années, Mme Osinde-Alabaster a agi en tant que conseillère auprès de gouvernements, d’organismes de l’ONU, d’organisations de la société civile, de plateformes multipartites et […]

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. […]