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11 April 2017

Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State, Nigeria is the first of the 774 LGAs in the country to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status

2 February 2017

In Agelilyec, community members are supporting disadvantaged groups as part of a larger effort to keep their village open defecation free.

5 December 2016

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

17 October 2016

Three Traditional Authorities supported by GSF-funded programme in Malawi recently celebrated becoming open defecation free.

14 June 2016

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.

28 April 2016

This week, GSF & FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating & sustaining the end of open defecation.

25 June 2015

The GoU receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.

15 May 2015

The programme in Togo is a key contributor to the national movement ‘Togo Sans Défécation à l’Air Libre’ (‘Open Defecation Free Togo’).

15 May 2015

The ‘Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Programme’ in Malawi supports national and post-2015 goals to eliminate open defecation.

21 April 2015

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

14 October 2014

Last week, the Prime Minister announced that his government will commit US $40 million over the next four years towards ending open defecation.

24 February 2014

By 2030:

• to eliminate open defecation;

• to achieve universal access to basic drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for households, schools and health facilities; 

• to halve the proportion of the population without access at home to safely managed drinking water and sanitation services; and

• to progressively eliminate inequalities in access.