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9 November 2010

The West African Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium was organized by IRC and RCN Ghana, with support from WAWI, UNICEF, WaterAid and WSSCC from 2 to 6 November 2009.

9 November 2010

In October 2009 WSSCC was pleased to make its first visit to China to learn about its WASH sector. The visit focused on meeting colleagues and learning about sanitation and hygiene issues and programmes as well as exploring the role for WSSCC in relation to China. There are a large number of people without improved sanitation in China, some 460 million mainly in rural areas according to the JMP.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s membership continues to grow, and the latest milestone occurred 10 September 2009 when Aroopjyoti Tripathy became our 3,000th member.

9 November 2010

During this festive season, when we all look forward to seeing our loved ones and friends, I’d like to pause briefly and look back at the year that’s been.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s Advocacy and Communications Department is at full capacity with the addition of two new staff members, Astrid Salcedo and Eileen Palmer.

9 November 2010

WSSCC is pleased to announce that a number of new professionals have joined the secretariat staff. Each of the organisation’s departments is now at or very near its planned capacity.

9 November 2010

In February 2010, hygiene practitioners and researchers in Asia came to together to share lessons learned, and discuss progress and challenges in promoting hygienic behaviours. The workshop was organised by BRAC, WaterAid, IRC and WSSCC.

9 November 2010

As part of the WASH Ethiopia Movement’s multi-sectoral approach, the WASH Media Forum was established in September 2008 with the aim of bringing media professionals and WASH sector actors together.

9 November 2010

After many months of preparation, 78 countries participated in one of the most impressive sanitation initiatives this year: The World’s Longest Toilet Queue, organised by WSSCC, EWP and FAN. An estimated 80,000 people worldwide took part in a solidarity campaign speaking out against the 2.6 billion people without access to clean water and safe sanitation.

9 November 2010

In January, WSSCC secretariat staff met with several key partner organisations to discuss how they could all work more effectively together and also avoid duplication in their collective WASH advocacy efforts.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s governing body, the member-elected Steering Committee, met for the first of its two 2010 meetings on 25-26 March in Geneva.

9 November 2010

“Strengthening Evidence-Based Advocacy” was the theme of the 2010 WSSCC Annual Planning Meeting for National Coordinators held 17-22 May in Geneva.