Search


30 March 2020

By Olajide Adelana, ABUJA, Nigeria – Poor access to clean water in rural communities has far-reaching consequences for livelihoods and health – particularly for women. These consequences are being keenly felt in a slum community called Duste Makaranta in Abuja, Nigeria. Despite its proximity to Usuma Dam (a public water supply facility), years of water shortages […]

29 March 2020

By Dr Elizabeth Wamera Most sanitation programmes, in their mission to change (un)hygienic behaviour, only in some cases attempt to shift gender roles and power dynamics between men and women at the household and community levels. As such, sanitation processes may inadvertently reinforce gender stereotypes relating to women’s socially prescribed care roles and intrinsic motivation […]

26 March 2020

Par Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Bénin – Dans le cadre de la mission de renforcement des capacités des acteurs du programme soutenu par le Fonds Mondial pour l’assainissement du WSSCC au Bénin, une séance de déclenchement institutionnel s’est tenue avec le Maire de la commune de Djougou entouré de ses adjoints et de son Responsable du […]

25 March 2020

By Alistair D. B. Cook Initially Published by the New Humanitarian As more countries become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep in mind vulnerable groups and those already affected by other humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, disasters and climate change placing them in acutely precarious situations. THE RED Cross Movement has […]

25 March 2020

Press Release UNAIDS is calling on countries to adopt a human rights-based approach in responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 that puts communities at the centre and respects the rights and dignity of all. To help guide governments, communities and other stakeholders in planning and implementing measures to contain the pandemic, UNAIDS has produced […]

25 March 2020

By WHO Departmental News  The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria. “As COVID-19 […]

25 March 2020

By Enock Kusasira and Kevin Mwanza BULAMBULI, Uganda – In Uganda’s eastern border district of Bulambuli, there is a town where the mayor put up cows as prizes in a latrine-building competition. To win, the latrines had not only to be the best and the cleanest, but also made of locally-available materials. “We have used […]

24 March 2020

By Kim Harrisberg and Nellie Peyton JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People globally are being told to wash their hands to fight the spread of coronavirus but in Africa many can’t, experts said, urging states to use the pandemic as a reason to finally push for improvements to water supplies. Aid workers and […]

23 March 2020

Geneva, 23 March 2020: The international governing body of football, FIFA, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) awareness campaign featuring world-renowned footballers, urging people across the world to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the disease. The “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign promotes five […]

23 March 2020

By Raza Naqvi THANE, India – It all started with a routine departmental medical camp. Without the camp, the issue of vaginal fungal infections would never have come to the attention of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dr Priyanka Narnaware, who immediately committed to act on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). Concerned about the health of […]

20 March 2020

By Antonio Guterres “We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives,” The United Nations Secretary General has said. “A global recession – perhaps of record dimensions – is a near certainty. […]

19 March 2020

À un moment où la communauté internationale est frappée par la flambée épidémique du Covid-19, l’importance d’avoir accès à des pratiques d’assainissement et d’hygiène sûres pour prévenir les maladies et jouir d’une vie saine et épanouie est plus manifeste que jamais. L’adéquation de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène n’a pas une incidence seulement sur la santé […]