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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.

9 November 2010

WSSCC’s Tatiana Fedotova speaks with Zura Mendikulova of Kyrgyzstan about the excitement around the International Year of Sanitation.

9 November 2010

In January 2008, a group of 53 South Asian practitioners in a Dhaka workshop organised by IRC, WaterAid and BRAC with support from WSSCC, shared some interesting experiences on conducting rural and urban sanitation and hygiene programmes in their region. While the workshop, entitled ‘Beyond Construction, Use by All’, was a gathering of practitioners, much of what they discussed had far-reaching policy and strategy implications.

9 November 2010

The second African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene – AfricaSan+5 – took place from 18 to 21 February 2008 in Durban, South Africa.

9 November 2010

The World Water Day 2008 celebrations in Geneva on 20 March were dedicated to sanitation.

9 November 2010

Sign WaterAid’s petition targeting the 38th G8 Summit (7-9 July in Toyako, Japan) to agree and commit to a global action plan for sanitation and water. More information: www.endwaterpoverty.org/take_action/39.asp

9 November 2010

The UN-Water Task Force on Sanitation has prepared a comprehensive information kit in English, French and Spanish to support advocacy initiatives during the International Year of Sanitation and beyond. To download the kit: www.sanitation2008.org

9 November 2010

WSSCC is excited to announce the launch of a new WASH Case Studies Series which showcases the evolution, activities and impact of national WASH Coalitions.

9 November 2010

In what has re-established itself as an important annual review and planning gathering, the WSSCC Meeting of National Coordinators (NCs) and Regional Representatives (RRs) took place 5-9 May in Geneva.