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WSSCC 2017 Annual Report Highlights

By the end of 2017, 14,600 new communities across the GSF targeted programme areas in 12 countries became nationally certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF). This represents 5 million people living in newly certified ODF environments. Ensuring quality-built latrines and access to handwashing facilities remained a priority for WSSCC. Moreover, over 3 million people had gained access to improved toilets as per the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply (JMP) definition of basic and limited sanitation facilities within the GSF targeted areas. GSF-supported programmes continued to collaborate and partner with education-related stakeholders in the programmed areas, guaranteeing the presence of single-sex sanitation and hygiene facilities in approximately 574 schools.

Sanitation Action Summit 2016 - Reflections

Sanitation Action Summit
The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai brought together policymakers, representatives from marginalized communities, and global citizens to share experiences and identify solutions that help enable a truly open defecation free India by 2019. This report describes how the summit came about, and who came to listen, share and learn. It also highlights the challenges faced and opportunities present for achieving equitable, safe sanitation and hygiene for all in India.

GSF partners in action: Boosting WASH for schools and communities in Malawi

Global Sanitation Fund
“In the past, pupils used to skip classes as well as get sick very often. Pupils who would come to school one day were usually not the same ones the next day. And again, some of the girl students approaching adolescence were mostly shy at school when menstruating since there was no proper structures to support them. As a result, many of them dropped out.” In the open defecation free (ODF) Traditional Authority of Mwadzama, a Plan International project under the GSF-supported programme in Malawi has boosted water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools. The project ensured the installation of boreholes and improved latrines, established school wash clubs and competitions, and supported community sanitation and hygiene campaigns. Since the start of the project school enrollment has also increased, which may be linked to project’s outputs.

Togo Progress Report – Global Sanitation Fund

Global Sanitation Fund
The GSF-funded programme in Togo supports the country’s national campaign to become open defecation free (ODF), known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the GSF-funded programme is to increase the use of latrines and to encourage the adoption of good hygiene practices for rural populations in the Savanes and Kara regions, and in five districts in the Plateaux region. In particular, the programme aims to help 1.5 million people create the conditions to live in ODF communities, 1.2 million people access improved toilets, and 911,000 access and use handwashing facilities.

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Update – August 2015

Global Sanitation Fund
In the first half of 2015, Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programmes reported significant progress in helping large numbers of people improve their sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. Over 9.9 million people in more than 36,500 communities now live in open defecation free (ODF) environments, an increase of approximately 2.9 million people since December 2014.Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement - Rapport d’avancement – Mis à jour en août 2015 - Au premier semestre 2015, les programmes soutenus par le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) ont enregistré d’importants progrès sur le plan de l’aide apportée à de nombreuses personnes pour leur permettre d’accéder à des services d’assainissement sûrs et d’adopter de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène. Plus de 9,9 millions de personnes dans plus de 36 500 communautés vivent désormais dans des environnements exempts de défécation à l’air libre (FDAL), soit une augmentation de près de 2,9 millions de personnes depuis décembre 2014. En outre, plus de 8,2 millions de personnes ont accès à des toilettes améliorées, soit une augmentation de près de 4 millions depuis décembre 2014. Par ailleurs, plus de 77 400 communautés ont participé à des activités de déclenchement visant à améliorer les comportements et à augmenter la demande d’assainissement et d’hygiène.