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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 […]

3 April 2020

By Renu Kshetry, KATHMANDU, Nepal – Just like the rest of the world, Nepal has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), announcing a lockdown from 23 March until further notice. The national lockdown involves long-distance buses being halted, non-essential services being shut and international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport […]

21 February 2020

by Hoby Randrianimanana ANTSIAFABOSITRA, Madagascar – In 2018, the Madagascar programme of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) reported it had helped 2.1 million people become open defecation free (ODF). The programme, Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), had also provided 3.7 million with access to sanitation and handwashing facilities. In December 2019, FAA added to those […]

31 January 2020

World Toilet Day 2019 in Togo By Alain Tossounon and Antoine A. Kankoé Adanlete DAPAONG, Togo – Hundreds of students, school children and market women across towns of Togo made a commitment to using latrines in an effort to tackle the nation’s devastating sanitation crisis, advocating for an open-defecation-free nation in celebration of World Toilet Day. […]

18 December 2019

Les populations rurales de Madagascar face aux défis de l’immigration Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – Dans une zone rurale de Madagascar, des villages qui sont parvenus à mettre fin à la pratique de la défécation en plein air peinent à conserver ce statut. La raison ? La présence d’une pierre précieuse dans la région, […]

19 November 2019

When toilets become a question of dignity and right By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – It was 15 years ago when 10 illuminated women in a Nepali village stood up to change behaviour of their neighbors and went on as the driving force to start promoting the importance of sanitation. Sunita Gurung, a mother of […]

12 November 2019

‘Do-no-harm’ means taking every precaution to ensure people will not be adversely impacted by the programme, including inadvertently. Whilst it is understood that ‘community problem, community solution’ should remain core to community-led approaches, facilitators also have an ethical obligation to step in if initiatives pose a risk to the rights, dignity or well-being of people who […]

12 July 2019

By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]

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 […]

20 November 2018

We are happy to announce the photo sent by Teo Namata, our member from Uganda, as the winner of the WSSCC World Toilet Day Champion challenge. The picture was taken in Bukala Village, Bunyangabo District, in Uganda and shows women washing their hands after using the toilet. According to Namata, the photo was taken during […]

27 September 2018

In Bekwarra, a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, 131,000 people now live in clean and healthy environments, and all households and key public spaces have latrines and sanitation facilities. They have put an end to open defection through a collective behaviour change process. The impact of this change process is most felt by children […]

31 August 2018

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