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15 November 2010

WSSCC Executive Director Jon Lane is co-author for sanitation and health paper in new PLoS Medicine Series paper on sanitation and hygiene.

15 November 2010

The 3rd annual Africa Water Week takes place from 22 to 26 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. WSSCC will participate and arrange a side event on the Global Sanitation Fund, including the official “launching event” for the GSF work in Ethiopia.

15 November 2010

Eng. Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke, CFR, the former Nigerian Head of the Civil Service, has joined forces with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to advocate for equity and dignity on behalf of the 2.6 billion people without a decent toilet to use and the nearly one billion without good quality drinking water close at hand.

15 November 2010

Today, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized that the rights to water and sanitation are derived from the right to an adequate standard of living.

10 November 2010

WSSCC-supported National WASH Coalitions operate in 33 countries. An increasingly prominent component of the coalitions’ work is the cooperation with governments to develop national policy documents. Through dialogue and review, they contribute to relevance and transparency, as well as stakeholder buy-in. Hereunder are three country experiences.

10 November 2010

Zimbabwe has seen its ups and downs in terms of WASH services, and the newly signed Government of National Unity presents opportunities for the improvements in WASH. While we look towards the rehabilitation, development and expansion of water and sanitation infrastructure, there is a concern that social values, principles, standards and ethics will not have such an easy or quick fix.

10 November 2010

Every day WSSCC members work steadfastly towards providing water, sanitation and hygiene for people who lack access. Some of our WASH Coalitions encounter the added challenge of labouring towards this goal in conflict zones, where hundreds of thousands of people can be displaced, forced to abandon their homes and resettle in other areas. In 2007, there were 26 million internally displaced persons in at least 52 countries as a result of conflict . Public toilets, water storage, distribution infrastructure, and homes can all be destroyed in military operations. When ensuring the safety of their family becomes people’s number one priority, sanitation can slip down the list.

10 November 2010

Sixteen-year-old Didar has been living in Kacharikandi Moshajan village in Bangladesh since childhood.

10 November 2010

Since 2006, the Vietnam Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Women’s Union, with support from the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, have been carrying out an evidence-based, comprehensive behaviour change communications program to promote hand washing with soap among women aged 15-49 and schoolchildren aged 6-10 throughout Vietnam.

10 November 2010

The Scouting Federation in Madagascar is signification force for change, due to its wealth of experience in community mobilization and youth engagement. The vivacity of the Scouts, supported by the Diorano WASH coalition, made their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project an exceptionally rich social awareness and learning experience to promote WASH issues.

10 November 2010

In sanitation and hygiene work, it is generally agreed that a bottom-up approach – whereby the wants and needs of the people are solicited and acknowledged – works best. However, sometimes, what is working at the “top” needs to be replicated at local and state/regional levels.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden was interviewed recently in an article by Swiss Info about the importance of urine to crop fertilisation.

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