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15 November 2019

WSSCC and partners call for action on Menstrual Health and Hygiene By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – Research shows that 6 out of 10 girls in Kenya have never heard about menstruation until their first period, and 65 percent of menstruating girls and women in the nation cannot sustainably access sanitary pads. Menstruation is rarely […]

15 November 2019

Le WSSCC et ses partenaires appellent à l’action sur la santé et l’hygiène menstruelles Par: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI au Kenya – Selon certaines études, 6 filles sur 10 au Kenya n’ont jamais entendu parler de la menstruation avant leurs premières périodes, et 65 pour cent des filles et des femmes kenyanes qui sont réglées ne […]

15 November 2019

Les toilettes respirent un air nouveau dans le village de Qahir au Kenya Par: Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Omondi WAJIR, au Kenya – Imaginez la vie dans un foyer sans toilettes. Ensuite, imaginez les mouches qui voleraient autour de vos toilettes, et l’impact grave sur votre santé de ce catalyseur de transmission oro-fécale. C’était là […]

14 November 2019

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba A. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 October 2019

Par Patrick Alubbe Parmi toutes les rencontres auxquelles j’ai eu la chance de participer, celle de l’édition 2019 de la Semaine mondiale de l’eau à Stockholm (SWWW) a été unique. J’y ai côtoyé des milliers de participants venus des quatre coins de la planète. Les mots « inclusion, responsabilité envers les citoyens, transparence dans l’utilisation des ressources, […]

25 September 2019

By Patrick Alubbe 2019 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) was a unique event amongst many I have attended with thousands of participants from all over the world. Keywords that frequently resonated with me throughout the week include “inclusion, accountability to citizens, transparency in use of resources, access to information, reaching the last mile” and many […]

18 January 2019

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene is a unique opportunity to promote political […]

11 December 2018

A few months ago, Leonard Ochwada was making more bricks than he could sell. Now he can’t keep up with demand. It’s a good problem to have, not just because of what it means for Leonard’s earnings, but also for the health of the people in his community. Leonard is a member of a youth […]

5 December 2018

Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22. The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile […]

31 August 2018

Through peer-to-peer learning, the Global Sanitation Fund is harnessing the immense amount of knowledge.