The Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation – Information letter #3 – December 2014


A series of internal and external events marked the implementation of the Joint Programme in the last quarter of 2014.

A series of internal and external events marked the implementation of the Joint Programme in the last quarter of 2014 and presented some considerable challenges. First, the postponement of the AfricaSan conference resulted in the deferral of a number of activities designed to highlight specific hygiene and sanitation needs of women and girls in the region. Many programmes in the region have experienced slow progress due to the Ebola virus, which is still not under control in West Africa. One case of the virus was recorded in Senegal. Fortunately, the patient was cured and to date there have been no other cases in the country. No cases have been reported in Cameroon or Niger. Implementation of the Joint Programme continues, with the support of increasingly committed stakeholders. Joint Programme studies conducted in rural areas look promising, although difficulties in moving around and accessing some locations made data collection difficult. In addition to United Nations agencies, governments in the region – through their relevant ministries – are expressing growing interest in the Joint Programme and seeking technical support from the team to integrate programme ideas in their planning processes.

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Authors: WSSCC/UN Women Publication Date: December 2014 Publisher: WSSCC/UN Women No. of Pages: 8

Décembre est traditionnellement le mois des bilans. Après huit mois d’existence, le programme conjoint « Genre, hygiène et assainissement » n’y déroge pas et livre un premier rapport d’activités qui met en lumière l’impact des premières actions mises en œuvre, notamment au Sénégal, ainsi que les défis posés.

Authors: WSSCC/UN Women Publication Date: December 2014 Publisher: WSSCC/UN Women No. of Pages: 8

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