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In Photos: WSSCC partners respond to the COVID-19 crisis

From teaching community members how to protect themselves from COVID-19 to setting up handwashing stations, WSSCC partners across Africa have been intensifying their effort to fight against the coronavirus, showcasing the power of prevention through sanitation and hygiene. Some of their contributions have been captured in pictures. Kenya: Campaign partners train residents of Nkoilale, Narok […]

Thane Police partners with WSSCC to educate female officials about menstrua...

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 […]

Government and partners accelerate regional coordination

A leadership committee will be formed in each of the 22 regions across Madagascar By Hoby Randrianimanana IHOSY, Madagascar – 11.3 million people still defecate in the open, and merely 10 percent of the population benefits from basic sanitation services in Madagascar. The government is now stepping up to change this with a robust collaborative […]

WSSCC partners receive the medals of honor from the Government of Madagascar

By Hiro Saito ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation professionals at the WSSCC-supported executing agency in Madagascar are awarded the medals of honor on 24 May in recognition of their ongoing effort to fight against open defecation for the past nine years.   Presiding over the award ceremony at the Hotel Astauria Antanimena, Ms. Madeleine Ramaholimiaso, Grand […]

Qatar Fund for Development Signs a Memorandum of Understanding in partnersh...

Qatar Fund for Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. This agreement will cover the initial partnership framework for a period of 4 years. The agreement aims to provide a framework and facilitate cooperation […]

WSSCC, partners launch study and recommendations on accountability mechanis...

Between October 2017 – March 2018, a study was conducted on national accountability mechanisms for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. This research was led by partners and members of organisations including Coalition Eau, End Water Poverty, Watershed Empowering Citizens Consortium, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) with the support of Sanitation and Water for All […]

WSSCC and partners publish preliminary findings in Global Review on Nationa...

WSSCC is pleased to announce the availability of the draft preliminary findings of the Global Review on National Accountability Mechanisms for Goal 6. The six-page document, released at last the World Water Forum in Brazil last week, can be downloaded at this link. The findings come from a study – initially announced in November 2017 […]

WSSCC Members and Partners Raise Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Members have successfully been at the forefront of initiatives to break taboos and promote a safe and equal access to sanitation and hygiene

Translating rights to reality: WSSCC partners discuss relevance of rights t...

The discussion highlighted the need to frame the human rights to water and sanitation into relevant and successful implementation for local actors

Photo gallery: WSSCC Members and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2017

This year’s theme Our Hands Our Future highlighted the importance of handwashing to ensure a healthy future for all

Webinar alert: Join WSSCC and partners Oct. 24 to discuss handwashing promo...

What are the most effective ways to promote handwashing?

WSSCC and Partners Promote Sanitation and Hygiene at UNGA Events

The Minister of Water for Nigeria announced that Nigeria will empower 5.5 million people to achieve Open Defecation Free status by 2018

WSSCC and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2016

The theme of the annual advocacy event was to make handwashing a habit.

WSSCC and partners gear up for Sanitation Action Summit in India

The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to mobilize partners to open the dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

WSSCC to launch report, engage partners at UNGA

WSSCC looks forward to contributing to discussions with partners and stakeholders during events this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

WSSCC and partners strengthen WASH commitments at World Water Week

WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

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

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.

Listening to partners and members in Togo for the new WSSCC strategy

The workshop also provided a platform for a sector discussion on the commitments, challenges, institutions & systems in Togo.

People and partners: Engaging volunteers and communities in post-disaster r...

The role of champions and partners is central to the success of GSF-supported programmes.

What should WSSCC do differently in 2017-2020? Recommendations from Malawi ...

The Malawi national consultation workshop was the first in a series of 16 national consultations.

Developing a new strategy: Listening to our members and partners

WSSCC has set up a series of information gathering exercises that will inform the development of the 2017-2020 strategy.

Emma Mbalame from the Government of Malawi speaks at the third Sanitation and Water for All Partnership Meeting. Credit: SWA
WSSCC and partners reinforce commitment to SDGs collaboration and accountab...

This blog was written by Virginia Kamowa, Senior Programme Officer for Global Advocacy at WSSCC. For feedback and questions, please send an e-mail to WSSCC and its partners explored ways to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and boost government commitment to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) financing at a recent Sanitation and Water […]

Partnerships to Unlock the Global Goals

Archana Patkar (WSSCC) and Kersti Strandqvist (SCA) were featured speakers during the 2015 Global Child Forum, a prestigious event attended by high-level representatives from business, civil society, government and academia. The GCF is hosted annually by the King and Queen of Sweden, and takes place at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This year’s theme was […]

Highlighting Effective Partnerships for Evaluation

On Tuesday, November 24th, WSSCC and 3ie hosted a discussion on how evaluation partnerships can be effective for achieving development impact, and for bridging the gap between evaluators and policymakers. Held as a side event at the Evaluation Conclave 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the event showcased the critical nature of multi-sectoral, multi-agency collaborations in the […]

WSSCC and partners in action: Highlights from Global Handwashing Day 2015

Global Handwashing Day is the centerpiece of a week of activities that mobilize millions of people worldwide to wash their hands with soap. First launched by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing on 15 October 2008, Global Handwashing Day is now an annual event designed to raise awareness and foster the practice of handwashing with […]

From Stigma to Dignity: Breaking Taboos through Innovative Partnerships

WSSCC and SCA have concluded the first chapter of an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls.

New sanitation partnership changes donor-recipient dynamic and aims to make...

The RUSHPIN programme favours a community-led approach empowering whole communities to collectively change their sanitation & hygiene behaviour.

What a day! UN partners WSSCC and OHCHR gather diverse stakeholders to fore...

Grass-roots activists shared inspirational experiences on reducing female circumcision in Senegal, raising awareness of lesbian and transgender issues in Nepal and working for the dignity of sex workers in India at a special meeting at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Friday. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March, joint hosts the Water Supply […]

Joining hands – report of the media partnership initiative of GSF in India

The GSF India programme organized a media workshop in Guwahati, the capital of the North East Indian State of Assam, in early September. The workshop aimed at bringing senior journalists writing on sanitation, health and hygiene on a common platform to ensure concerted action on this critical issue, understand the challenges in reportage, and create “Sanitation Champions” in the media. The workshops also tried to encourage and sensitise journalists to develop more insightful stories on the vital issue of sanitation and hygiene.


Joining hands – report of the media partnership initiative of GSF in India

The GSF progamme in India is working over five years in select districts in the States of Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand. The GSF programme strategy is to support and strengthen the national sanitation programme – the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) – and its goal of achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status for all Gram Panchayats by 2022.


Latest News from the SWA Partnership Meeting in South Africa

In Johannesburg, South Africa, Executive Director Chris Williams is representing WSSCC members and colleagues at the first ever meeting of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership.

Andy Cotton wins Partnership Seat on WSSCC Steering Committee

Following the call for nominations on 17 July 2012, WSSCC is pleased to announce that following the WSSCC election Mr Andy Cotton has won the Partner Agency seat on its Steering Committee.

WSSCC and partners addressing Target 1.2.1 – World Water Forum 2012

WSSCC and Plan International will lead efforts to focus on Target 1.2.1 at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles, France.

SADC learning and sharing session on partnerships for peri-urban sanitation

WSSCC, IRC and BPD jointly organized a SADC Learning and Sharing Session on Partnerships for Peri-Urban Sanitation on 24-25 November in Maputo, Mozambique.

WSSCC and partners meet to discuss advocacy work

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.

Long-running advocacy in Nepal to realize menstrual health and hygiene for ...

Interview with the national convener of the MHH alliance By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Mr Gunaraj Shrestha is the National Convener of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners’ Alliance (MHMPA) since 2017. The MHMPA is an informal network with 80 members of various organizations working in the field of sanitation and hygiene. Shrestha was […]

WSSCC India hosts webinar on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi Representatives from organizations in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across South Asia participated in a webinar hosted by WSSCC India on 24 April to formulate strategies on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19. Convened in partnership with the Institute for Development Studies in the United Kingdom, the Regional Sanitation Centre […]

Experts welcome Kenya’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy

Hope for greater safety and dignity of menstruators if there are accountability measures By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya –  Kenya launched its first-ever standalone menstrual hygiene management (MHM) policy and strategy on this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), marking a significant milestone for menstruators in the country. The multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process to the […]

Commune in Benin renews commitment to becoming Open Defecation Free by 2025

By Alain Tossounon DJOUGOU, Benin – The commune of Djougou in Benin has committed to reaching open defecation free (ODF) status by 2025, following an institutional triggering session led by Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) partners during a capacity-building mission. In Djougou, which has 267,812 inhabitants, one third (322) of localities have already reached ODF status, […]

Improving sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia during the pandemic

An interview with Mesfin Sahele Gebreyes, E-SHIP Programme Manager By Kevin Mwanza Ethiopia, one of the countries where WSSCC has been working to advance better sanitation and hygiene for the vulnerable people, has so far managed to contain the spread of COVID-19 through a mix of surveillance, WASH-Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), health education and […]

In Benin, PAPHyR strengthens capacity of implementing agencies to relaunch ...

By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, social distancing measures continue to form an essential part of efforts around the world to stop the spread of the disease. At the same time, restrictions on the size of gatherings are also limiting the ability of non-governmental organizations in developing countries to […]

Pressing for sanitation and hygiene to become a national priority in Madaga...

Interview with the Global Sanitation Fund Programme Manager By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – For the past 10 years, Dr Rija Lalanirina Fanomeza has led a sanitation programme in Madagascar, known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA). He is a doctor by training and a public health specialist with over 20 years of experience in […]

COVID-19: Maintaining hygiene preparedness in Nepal’s easternmost district

By Renu Kshetry GAURIJANG, Nepal – A team of government officials, medical officers and sanitation professionals is intensifying their effort to provide the necessary support to poor and marginalized communities in the easternmost district of Nepal as many of the community members are confined and their movement is restricted due to the fight against coronavirus. […]

Nepal’s community close-watch system keeping COVID-19 at bay

Maintaining person-to-person contact despite a pandemic lockdown By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – 60-year-old Sabitri knew that handwashing and staying home were critical measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19. But until she received a phone call from a researcher, she admitted she had not been taking them seriously. “But since you called,” she told […]

Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate

By Marni Sommer, Virginia Kamowa, Therese Mahon COVID-19 highlights the vulnerable amongst us across the globe: Those who are most vulnerable because of the crowded conditions they live in; those who must continue working despite the threat of infection; and those who cannot absorb the shock of the economic impact of closed economies and quarantine. […]

Menstrual hygiene and health – a call for dignity, rights and empowerment

It is time to address the stigma, taboo and lack of knowledge around menstruation By Rt Hon Helen Clark and Elhadj As Sy We stand as advocates for addressing women’s issues. Because gender equity is so closely linked to health, we also see the achievement of universal health coverage – the need for which has […]

Six takeaways on Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and poor sanitation

By Olajide Adelana In the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in a context of poor sanitation, Nigeria and many countries around the world are confronted with enormous challenges at every turn. A critical look at national response plans offers much to be learned in terms of what is working and what is not, […]

A Nepal community builds on existing hygiene campaign to halt the spread of...

Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Faced with a major challenge of dealing with the possible outbreak of COVID-19, ward officials of Kispang Rural Municipality in central Nepal are using the lockdown period to intensify the ongoing campaign to create awareness of handwashing with soap and water as a […]

Frequently Asked Questions – WSSCC is evolving into the Sanitation and Hygi...

French translation available here.  1. Why is WSSCC evolving into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund? Since 1990, WSSCC’s work has significantly contributed to the achievement of sanitation and hygiene services for millions of people left behind. Through our Global Sanitation Fund, our grants have resulted in 28 million people living in open defecation free environments, […]

Interview with Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

By Eileen Palmer GENEVA – Commemorating this year’s World Immunization Week between 24 and 30 April, WSSCC interviewed Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. In describing Gavi’s mission, to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries, Ms Gupta underscores the vital […]

WSSCC India hosts webinar on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi A webinar to exchange plans and methodologies to protect vulnerable groups from COVID-19 was hosted in May by the India Support Unit of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in partnership with the UK’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Sri Lanka’s Regional Sanitation Centre (RSC), and the Freshwater Action Network […]

Call for increased international investment in sanitation and hygiene

Statement from Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Government of Uganda We are a decade away from 2030 and well off-track to achieve the sanitation and hygiene related targets of SDG 6.2. These targets must be pursued for the good of all, but particularly and urgently to prepare nations to better respond to outbreaks […]

Remembering Rehema: A Passionate Champion of Menstrual Health and Hygiene i...

By Kasole Secrets Founder, Hyasintha Ntuyeko and WSSCC National Coordinator Wilhelmina Malima In April, the global Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) arena lost a champion. Along with Hyasintha and Wilhelmina, WSSCC celebrates the life of Rehema Darueshi. In 2013, Rehema Darueshi began teaching visually impaired students at Toa Ngoma primary school in Tanzania’s community of […]

Debunking myths on COVID-19: United Purpose conducts sensitization tour in ...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – United Purpose (UP), the executing agency of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nigeria, completed a two-day sensitization tour in April to debunk myths and correct misconceptions about COVID-19 in communities in the states of Cross River and Benue. The initiative was carried out to put an end to […]

WSSCC COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes

WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices gathered from our country partners. Entitled COVID-19 information and guidance for programmes, it is intended to provide the latest information on COVID-19 and offer practical guidance. Le […]

WSSCC approved to become the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

GENEVA, 6 May 2020 – The Steering Committee of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) took a landmark decision on Monday by approving WSSCC’s new 2021-2025 strategy, which paves the way for WSSCC to evolve into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, a scalable and global Fund to effectively support the world’s poorest and […]

COVID-19: Reaching out to street children in Ethiopia

By Mesfin Gebreyes and Machrine Birungi ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Sanitation and hygiene experts in Ethiopia are placing a special focus on a group of young individuals that are left behind as they ramp up their effort to improve sanitation and hygiene services to fight against coronavirus. Ms Fasika Ayalew, WASH Communication Expert for SNV […]

‘A higher calling.’ Community health workers boost health, hygiene and dign...

By Aidan Tarimo DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania – Samuel Chitute has long been the face of health, safety and sanitation in his community. As a community health worker serving in the remote district of Bahi, he speaks with local people in their own languages, not just Kswahili, one of Tanzania’s most widely used languages. “Here in [the […]

COVID-19: WSSCC Programming and Guidance Brief

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good practices […]

COVID-19: Stepping up hygiene effort in Madagascar

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Sanitation and hygiene partners are placing an increased emphasis on improving hygiene services as a first line of defense in curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Madagascar, where a surge in the number of cases is feared to overwhelm the public health care system. As of 1 May, 128 […]

COVID-19: WSSCC Programming and Guidance Brief

30 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries where WSSCC has ongoing Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes and National Coordinators. Programming has been directed to national prevention efforts. WSSCC has compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point, alongside a wider set of resources and some of […]

Keeping the momentum for Nigeria’s quest to end open defecation

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Ms Chizoma Opara is the acting coordinator of the “Clean Nigeria” campaign – a government initiative supported by UNICEF, World Bank and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), amongst others, to end open defecation (OD) in the country. She believes the country has a unique opportunity to […]

WSSCC Chair: Sanitation and immunization go hand in hand to safeguard healt...

By Machrine Birungi This year’s World Immunization Week between 24 and 30 April highlights the critical role vaccines play in protecting lives and preventing disease outbreaks. But the goal of leaving no one behind remains unachievable because 13 million children are not receiving any vaccines and are categorized as the “zero-dose” children. In this Interview, […]

Opinion: Achieving public health equity — start with sanitation and hygiene...

By Hind Khatib-Othman, Elhadj As Sy What was once unthinkable is now reality. An unknown disease has spread around the world with terrifying speed, and the global community was not prepared — not by a long shot. There have been pandemics before: SARS in 2003, H1N1 in 2009, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 2012, Zika […]

‘Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic should not be a one-off emergency action’

Interview with Nigeria’s WASH Ambassador By Olajide Adelana Ms Ebele Okeke, WSSCC’s WASH Ambassador in Nigeria, speaks on the novel Coronavirus disease, and what Nigeria must learn while addressing the pandemic. She shares her thoughts as to why Nigeria should use this as an opportunity to accelerate precautionary measures for stopping the spread of future […]

“We must continue to promote good hygiene practices beyond COVID-19”

Interview WASH specialist and WSSCC member on the fight against COVID-19 in Benin By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – Like many countries in the world, Benin has been undergoing the coronavirus pandemic for weeks. In response to the crisis, several measures have been taken by the government, including handwashing with soap and water. However, Edmond […]

Stay indoors: India’s faith-based leaders’ message on combating COVID-19

By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – In a show of interfaith unity, spiritual leaders from all religious denominations across India came together to address a special webinar on fighting the novel Coronavirus, organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), in partnership with WSSCC and with technical support from UNICEF. Faith-based leaders presented how their […]

COVID-19: Mainstream sanitation and hygiene as reality stares Nigeria in th...

By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – While as many as 343 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are reported as of 15 April, Nigeria is stepping up its advocacy campaign, advising people to practice good hand hygiene – by washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizers – among other prevention measures based on […]

No water, no sustainability for ODF campaign – WSSCC National Coordinator i...

By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A recent Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by UNICEF and INSTAT (Madagascar National Institute of Statistics) on WASH in Madagascar has shown a significant decrease in drinking water coverage – from 54% (reported by WHO/UNICEF JMP) in 2017 to 41% in 2018. The same survey reveals a major […]

Article d’opinion: COVID-19 un échec collectif, une opportunité sans précéd...

GENÈVE — La fermeture des frontières européennes et des pays à haut revenu est inédite en temps de paix, mais pour les 3 milliards de personnes qui ne disposent pas d’une installation de base dans leur maison pour se laver les mains, la lutte contre les maladies évitables telles que le Covid-19, le choléra, la poliomyélite, […]

Nepal’s community handwashing campaign pays off in times of COVID-19 crisis

By Renu Kshetry, KATHMANDU, Nepal – Just like the rest of the world, Nepal has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), announcing a lockdown from 23 March until further notice. The national lockdown involves long-distance buses being halted, non-essential services being shut and international flights to and from Tribhuvan International Airport […]

WSSCC’s response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s call to action o...

GENEVA – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is in full support of the action plan launched by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday to address the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. In a new report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the […]

COVID-19: The link between transmission, sanitation and hygiene services

GENEVA – In the wake of the Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, we are working to protect each other and our communities. Key to keeping healthy is having access to basic sanitation and hygiene. Yet globally, 2 billion people live without access to basic sanitation, 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities at home (WHO). People in least […]

Opinion: COVID-19 a collective failure, an unprecedented opportunity – By S...

GENEVA – Closure of Europe and high-income countries in peacetime may be unprecedented, but the war against preventable diseases such as COVID-19, cholera, polio, measles, and Ebola has long been raging for the 3 billion people who lack basic hand-washing facilities in their homes. Nearly three-quarters of the populations in the poorest countries have no […]

COVID-19: Sanitation and hygiene for today and tomorrow

We are keeping our focus on sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health, for those left behind and least able to respond. LATEST NEWS: We have compiled what we view as the most useful information and practical guidance at this point for our country implementing partners. Alongside a wider set of resources and some of the good […]

COVID-19: How gender stereotyping impacts delivery of sanitation and hygien...

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 […]

‘Cow-for-Toilet’ Competition Pushes Ugandan District to ODF Status

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 […]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Updates 1

This page brings you information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and WSSCC about the current Coronavirus disease outbreak. Please visit this page for daily updates. WSSCC is working closely with partners to provide useful updates and advice to individuals on measures you need  to protect health and prevent the spread of this […]

Health, safety and dignity: boosting access to safe, clean toilets for wome...

  By Machrine Birungi Geneva, SWITZERLAND – Pakistan has come a long way in bringing down open defecation. A recent WHO/UNICEF report shows that the phenomenon has been reduced by around 30 percent since the year 2000. Yet 79 million people still lack access to decent toilets across the country. This poses significant risks to […]

Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha, a strategist behind Nepal’s ODF campaign

By Renu Kshetry Shrestha heaved a sigh of relief when his dream of declaring Nepal an open defecation free country became a reality last September. Now 60 years old, Namaste Lal Bhoomi Shrestha has spent 36 years of his life in the water and sanitation field, including as Senior Sanitation Specialist at the United Nations […]

Cambodia ODF campaign to build on the lessons of Nepal’s successes

Peer-to-peer sharing set to accelerate a sanitation campaign in Cambodia By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – A five-day examination of Nepal’s implementation strategies to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status has equipped 18 delegates visiting from Cambodia with a number of best practices they plan to put to good use back home. The peer-to-peer learning […]

Building flood-resilient latrines brick by brick

After ODF, Kenyan households benefit from improved latrines during heavy rains By Kevin Mwanza BUSIA, Kenya – Heavy rains in western Kenya nearly spelled tragedy for a man in the county of Busia last November when the floor slab of a public pit latrine collapsed while he was inside. Fortunately, he managed to climb out […]

Breaking the silence around menstrual hygiene

By Trupti Ashtankar and Charlotte Jenner Mumbai, India – In many communities across India, menstruation and related hygiene practices are socially and culturally sensitive issues, shrouded in silence and perpetuated by myths or social taboos. As a result, women (and men) often lack essential information about the cause of menstruation, as well as safe menstrual […]

Schools and districts strengthen the fight against open defecation

World Toilet Day 2019 in Togo By Alain Tossounon and Antoine A. Kankoé Adanlete DAPAONG, Togo – Hundreds of students, school children and market women across towns of Togo made a commitment to using latrines in an effort to tackle the nation’s devastating sanitation crisis, advocating for an open-defecation-free nation in celebration of World Toilet Day. […]

Sprinting the Last Mile: Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign in the Terai

In September 2019, the Government of Nepal declared the country ‘open defecation free’ (ODF). Leading up to this milestone, the Government of Nepal and other sector partners focused on the challenging Terai plains – the ‘last mile’ of Nepal’s Sanitation Campaign. This Case Study documents the key success factors from WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme […]

A timeline of events leading to Kenya’s MHM policy

At a Glance By Neville Okwaro and Kevin Mwanza On 21 November 2019, the Government of Kenya approved its first stand-alone policy dedicated to Menstrual Health and Hygiene.  A timeline of events leading up to Kenya’s MHM policy describes key dates and months recognized as contributing to the country’s MHM policy. 2015 MHM work focused […]

India’s vulnerable and voiceless groups speak out at Rishikesh

“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]

WSSCC announce merger of “Community of Practice” platform with SuSanA

Platform merger to boost interaction between members The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum. This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global […]

WSSCC announce merger of “Community of Practice” platform with SuSanA

Platform merger to boost interraction between members  The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is excited to announce the merger of its Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) with the SuSanA discussion forum. This merger will enable WSSCC members to access and interact with an even more diverse global […]

RUSHPIN celebrates another ODF Local Government Area

‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]

Closing the gap for those left behind must be a priority

Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]

Year in review 2019

WSSCC’s most memorable moments of 2019 Join us and take a look back at some of the most notable activities that shaped the past 12 months of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). January: WSSCC and GIWA spread the word about sanitation at the Kumbh Mela festival in India – A faith-based festival […]

Reaffirming the commitment to total sanitation

Experts in Nepal bring the agenda of leaving no one behind front and center on World Toilet Day By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Celebrating this year’s World Toilet Day, sanitation experts gathered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to renew their commitment to availability, accessibility, and affordability of WASH services across the country. In […]

A precious stone stands in the way to stop open defecation

Madagascar’s rural communities tackle the ongoing migration challenge By Hoby Randrianimanana MIARY LAMATIHY, Madagascar – In a rural commune of Madagascar, villages that have once ended the practice of defecating in the open are now facing a major difficulty sustaining their open defecation free status. That is all because of a precious stone that was found […]

Menstruation is everyone’s responsibility

An interview with a Kenyan youth leader that advocates for the role of men in Menstrual Health and Hygiene By Kevin Mwanza and Francesca Nava NAIROBI, Kenya – As the Government of Kenya approved the National Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy on 21 November to scale up its effort to provide more support for girls and women, […]

Kenya paves the way for menstruators

The government approves a policy exclusively on menstrual health and hygiene By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – The Government of Kenya will provide more robust support for menstrual challenges faced by girls and women across the nation after approving a landmark policy dedicated to menstrual health and hygiene on 21 November 2019. The stand-alone National […]

‘Transformational benefits’ of ending outdoor defecation

How people’s lives are improved once they have a toilet to use Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Coates, has been speaking to UN News about how to end open defecation. What is open defecation and where is it mostly practiced? Open defecation is […]

Enlightened women led a path to an open defecation free village in Nepal

When toilets become a question of dignity and right By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – It was 15 years ago when 10 illuminated women in a Nepali village stood up to change behaviour of their neighbors and went on as the driving force to start promoting the importance of sanitation. Sunita Gurung, a mother of […]

Seizing the day at the global population summit in Nairobi

WSSCC and partners call for action on Menstrual Health and Hygiene By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – Research shows that 6 out of 10 girls in Kenya have never heard about menstruation until their first period, and 65 percent of menstruating girls and women in the nation cannot sustainably access sanitary pads. Menstruation is rarely […]

From Poop-Man to Honey-Man

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba A. Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and […]

Kenya conference raises awareness on sanitation and hygiene

WSSCC partners and members show case their work  By: Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – A four-day conference in Nairobi with a special focus on sanitation offered a timely opportunity for WSSCC-supported partners to make a show of “splash” on their work to leave no one behind and engage with other diverse sector players from the […]

Bihar State Menstrual Hygiene Management Guidelines & Implementation Framew...

Menstruation and related hygiene practices are a socially and culturally sensitive issue shrouded largely in silence and perpetuated by social taboos. Following the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission-Garmin, Open Defecation Free (ODF) achievements are now proposed to be followed up by ODF sustainability and ODF plus initiatives. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is one of the […]

Going the last mile in ending open defecation in Nepal

Nepal’s sanitation campaign making a difference in Majhi By: Charles Dickson MAJHI, Nepal – Recently, the national campaign to end open defecation across Nepal arrived in Sunaina Devi’s village, and it promises to be transformational. Sunaina lives in Majhi, a village of 104 impoverished people in Nepal’s Terai region. Majhi’s huts of mud, thatch and […]

From Poop-Man to Honey-Man

One Man’s Fight to End Open Defecation in Kenya By Kevin Mwanza and Sheba Odondi WAJIR, Kenya – For Shukri Isaack, insulting by-names like “poop-man” did not deter him from pursuing his mission to stop the long-running practice of open defecation in Kenya’s Wajir County when a programme known as the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene […]

A Call to Action: Delivering Rural Sanitation Programs at Scale, with Equit...

Two billion people lack basic sanitation and 72 per- cent of them live in rural areas. At the current pace, universal access to safely managed sanitation will not become a reality until the 22nd century. Diseases linked to poor sanitation and hygiene hit children and the most vulnerable hardest – women and girls are affected […]

WSSCC welcomes Elizabeth Jeiyol as its new National Coordinator in Nigeria

By Charles Dickson WSSCC has appointed Jeiyol as National Coordinator for Nigeria. In this role, Ms Jeiyol will represent the Council and coordinate its strategic engagements and interventions with a wide range of partners in the West African country. Ms Jeiyol is the Executive Director of the Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (GERI) and […]

[Blog] The ‘Leave No One Behind’ concept interwoven into key discussions in...

By Patrick Alubbe 2019 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) was a unique event amongst many I have attended with thousands of participants from all over the world. Keywords that frequently resonated with me throughout the week include “inclusion, accountability to citizens, transparency in use of resources, access to information, reaching the last mile” and many […]

Video Message by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Video Message by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, for the side event on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly: “Sanitation and Hygiene for a Clean Nigeria: Sharing Lessons and Key Insights,” convened by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council [English version] Excellencies, Ladies and […]

Sanitation and Hygiene Campaign for a clean Nigeria

Join WSSCC and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria on 24 September in New York for this upcoming UN General Assembly side event. Achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a major challenge in many parts of the world, with 2 billion people still lacking access to basic sanitation services, […]

Madagascar’s open defecation free quest to include those left behind

By Joséa Ratsirarson Any activity at a village to end open defecation takes everyone’s participation. That’s what an executing agency in Madagascar, supported by WSSCC, strongly believes as they carry out its open defecation free programme throughout the country. The programme body in Antananarivo known as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), or the Sanitation Support […]

Interview with Vinod Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator

GENEVA – As India advances its unprecedented, government-led movement, known as the Swachh Bharat Mission, to progress the ambition of the country being open defecation free, we sat down with Vinod Kumar Mishra, WSSCC India Coordinator, to discuss his views on how to reach the last mile in India and leave no one behind in […]

Meet Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, WSSCC Chair

Ms Hind Khatib-Othman is currently the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) having assumed this role in late 2018. Ms Khatib-Othman brings extensive leadership capabilities and a deep knowledge of international development work to the role, including grant making and programme finance operations. Since joining she has been keen to reinvigorate […]

Dutch delegate visits WSSCC-supported programmes in Benin

By Carolien Van der Voorden, Wouter Coussement and Charles Dickson WSSCC’s partners and community leaders in Benin showcased the progress of Dutch-supported efforts to end open defecation as a representative of the Government of the Netherlands visited the Zoungué neighbourhood of the community of Glazoué. Ms Joke Baak, a thematic expert on sanitation and hygiene […]

Thousands of faith group members in India stand up for menstrual hygiene

By Vinod Mishra and Francesca Nava RISHIKESH, India – About 5,000 volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and religious students in India broke the silence on Menstrual Hygiene Day to shine an important light on menstruation – a topic often hidden and purposely avoided in the Hindi culture. In some parts of the country, women’s fertility is considered […]

Stockholm! Here we come!

An exciting summer is coming as WSSCC gears up for the 2019 Stockholm World Water Week between 25 and 30 August! And this year, we are making a splash! See our programme for details! Why? Because we can’t emphasize enough the importance of this year’s theme: Water for society – Including all. The Council has […]

Community triggering awakens Madagascar villages to open defecation free be...

By Hiro Saito and Charles Dickson ANDOHARANOVELONA, Madagascar – The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they […]

WSSCC welcomes Mr Alex Manyasi as its new National Coordinator in Kenya

By Lidia Kleshchenko WSSCC has appointed Mr Alex Manyasi as National Coordinator for Kenya. He assumes a pivotal role representing WSSCC and will oversee activities with partners and coordination of the Council’s engagement and interventions in the country. Mr Manyasi works for a Nairobi-based sanitation and waste management company known as Sanergy, and succeeds previous […]

Interview with Madagascar Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Earlier in May, Clara Rudholm, East and Southern Africa Regional Manager for WSSCC and its partners in Madagascar spoke with Honorable Vonjy Andriamanga, Minister of Energy, Water and Hydrocarbons to discuss the new initiative that the minister has been advocating, expectations about eliminating open defecation in the country, and the partnership with WSSCC. […]

WSSCC @ Women Deliver 2019

WSSCC is attending the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Canada. Held every three years, the conference brings together people from around the world to connect and share. The theme of this year’s conference is power, progress and change. Key highlights for WSSCC include: 03 June: a Period Power breakfast on Monday to connect people […]

The Growth and Potential of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in Advancing Compr...

Experts representing the WASH sector, UN organizations, academia and civil society came together today at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in an All-Female Panel to chair a side event titled, Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls. The event was dedicated to elevating […]

Lessons Learned from Global Champions for Improved Access to Public Service...

At this year’s Commission on the Status of Women, the plight of many women, girls and marginalized groups who face barriers to safely accessing water and sanitation (WASH) services in public spaces took center stage at a side event entitled, Empowerment of Women and Girls through Access to Public Services – including Water, Sanitation and […]

WSSCC @ LatinoSan- 02 April Side Session

Join WSSCC and partners on 02 April for a side event at LatinoSan in Costa Rica. Time: 11h30-12h45 Location: Centro Nacional deConvenciones, Salón Central 3 Read the 02Apr LatinoSan details (in Spanish)

Prioritizing Women and Girls in Pakistan – Country holds first national tra...

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group in Pakistan held the first national level training of trainers this past January in a move to support the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to mainstream and promote the health of women and girls.  More than 70 participants from across the country are now able to cascade […]

She is the solution: a day at the Kumbh Mela

Blog from Emily Deschaine, Acting Head, Partnerships It’s 10 am in Allahabad and the Kumbh Mela, the largest religious festival in the world, is bathed in sunlight. We’re sitting outside in a roundtable discussion on WASH and women’s empowerment, which has brought together faith leaders (male and female), development partners, civil society and even politicians. […]

WSSCC session guide for the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)’s vision is a world in which everyone, everywhere is able to practice safe sanitation and hygiene with dignity. Working to facilitate sector coordination at national, regional and global levels, WSSCC believes that the 5th African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene is a unique opportunity to promote political […]

Global Citizens called, and 5.6 million actions were taken!

USD $55 million on investments in water, sanitation & hygiene were announced at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival in South Africa Over the last few months, citizens around the globe took over 5.6 million online actions to end extreme poverty, including 1 million who asked global and national leaders to commit to water, sanitation […]

Bihar workshop picks up pace to end open defecation

WSSCC co-convenes Rapid Action Learning to share strategies for faster success Ramping up the elimination of open defecation in India’s northern state of Bihar was the theme of a three-day workshop convened in the state’s Patna district from October 29 to 31. Seventy-five people – representing ten districts across the state, a civil society organization […]


  The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership-based organization that works with poor people, non-State actors and civil society organizations, national and local governments, the private sector and other stakeholders at the national, regional and global levels to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. WSSCC works to […]

WSSCC at the 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy 

Join us at this year’s conference organized by The Water Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, from October 29 to November 2 The 2018 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis. The conference will be held […]

Invitation: Webinar on improving accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the...

On 6 November, End Water Poverty and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, with partners (Coalition Eau, Watershed Empowering Citizens, with the support of Sanitation and Water for All) will host a webinar, entitled ‘how can we improve accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the national level?’. This webinar will be delivered in three languages […]

WSSCC shares resources for use on Global Handwashing Day – October 15 2018

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. In 2018, the Global Handwashing Day theme is ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’. The theme focuses on the […]

Sanitation and Water for All Tools Portal

The SWA Tools Portal has more than 30 tools from diverse organizations aiming to help national-level governments and implementing partners strengthen the WASH sector. The tools are organized according to SWA’s Building Blocks (Sector Policy; Institutional Arrangements, Planning, Monitoring & Review; Financing; Capacity Building) and Crosscutting Areas, which include sustainability, advocacy and reduction of inequalities.

3ie presents updated results of the 2018 Evidence Gap Map on the Effectiven...

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), a WSSCC partner, has updated the Evidence Gap Map (EGM) that provides an analysis of 41 systematic reviews and 317 impact evaluation studies in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs). The analysis is based on the impact of WASH promotional approaches on behaviour change, health and socio-economic outcomes in […]

Education is one of the policy focal areas, with WASH, for the Mandela 100 ...

One safe prediction for our world in the next future is that the biggest global problems will not disappear, and millions of people will keep feeling left behind by the forces of globalization unless we take immediate radical action. Governments, civil society organizations, development partners and businesses must increase their joint efforts to achieve the […]

Banka BioLoo Complementing Havells’s Nutrition Program with Sanitation

Sanjay Banka Banka BioLoo, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Havells, Alwar, Rajasthan, India     YEAR(S) CASE STUDY WAS IMPLEMENTED 2015 to 2018 CASE STUDY SUMMARY Havells, India’s largest electrical products manufacturer, has manufacturing facilities in several parts of India, the largest among them being in Alwar, Rajasthan. As a part of CSR initiative, the company has […]

Bridging the gender inequality gap in WASH through innovation: a spotlight ...

In May 2018, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) sent its members a call for proposals to submit an innovation that they had designed to reduce gender inequalities in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The best candidates would receive sponsorship from the WSSCC to attend the regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in […]

Stories from the field: accelerating CLTS through volunteer groups in Nigeria

WASHCOM members supporting latrine construction in Logo LGA, Nigeria. Credit: United Purpose   The RUSHPIN programme is scaling-up a successful formula for building an army of CLTS facilitators, which relies on supporting groups of Natural Leaders to deliver ODF communities much faster, cheaper, and more sustainably than through implementing partners alone. The process works like […]

WSSCC NCs take driving role in supporting government GLAAS focal points to ...

Through its network of National Coordinators, WSSCC recently participated in the 2018 GLAAS Country Survey Workshop organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Water and Sanitation Center (IRC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-9 August. GLAAS – the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water initiative of UN-Water implemented by WHO – celebrates […]

Double honours for Tobias Omufwoko, WSSCC’s Kenya National Coordinator!

On 14 August 2018, Mr. Tobias Omufwoko, CEO of WASH Alliance Kenya and WSSCC National Coordinator of Kenya, was appointed to serve as the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Focal Person for Sanitation and Water for All (SWA). Moreover, Mr. Omufwoko was elected to sit as a Board Member representing the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil […]

Strong steps towards total sanitation in Nepal as officials declare Sunsari...

Summary Messages Sunsari District’s open defecation free (ODF) declaration, the construction of 144,347 toilets and the promotion of hand-washing practices will not only greatly impact safety and dignity, but also have positive economic effects in the country. Nuwakot District, being one of the most affected areas during the 2015 earthquake, is the 58th district out […]

HLPF 2018: Sanitation for Education and Health – An Integrated Approach to ...

(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) Presented by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC), State of Qatar (Qatar Fund for Development), Global Citizen, and Education Cannot Wait, this side event focused on sanitation as a key determinant of health and education. Panelists shared examples […]

Qatar Charity and WSSCC to cooperate on sanitation and hygiene for health, ...

Qatar Charity (QC), a leading Qatar-based organization with global reach, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UN-hosted organization supporting large scale delivery of sanitation and hygiene programmes, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New York aimed at enhancing cooperation around sanitation and hygiene for health, education and livelihoods. Mr. […]

HLPF 2018: Why robust multi-stakeholder national accountability mechanisms ...

(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) This side event convened to launch and discuss the findings of a global review on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms on progress towards the water and sanitation targets of SDG 6. The report is available online […]

Important WEDC event in Kenya includes WSSCC training on Equality and Non-D...

WSSCC has a broad-based engagement in this week’s 41st WEDC International Conference, being co-hosted with Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya, and including more than 400 participants from around the world. The annual conference is a known and respected platform for reflection, debate and exchange of sanitation and hygiene knowledge and ideas that are rooted in […]

WSSCC partner Global Citizen launches Mandela 100 Festival

WSSCC’s partner Global Citizen is planning big things! Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid — these artists and more are convening on 2 December in South Africa with world and corporate leaders to present the biggest campaign on the […]

WSSCC to champion SDG 6 at 2018 High Level Political Forum

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2018 offers an historic and unprecedented opportunity to accelerate momentum on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Please join the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and its partners at the following events, which feature expert speakers and interactive discussions. In addition to the events, WSSCC and its 5,000 members from around the world will be […]

WSSCC welcomes Sue Coates as Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director

Ms. Sue Coates, a respected professional with a wealth of experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), academia, civil society, the private sector and advocacy and communication, joined the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today as its new Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director. Ms. Coates comes to WSSCC after serving most recently […]

Important new resources from our work in India, Cambodia and with IDS

Important new resources from our work in India, Cambodia and with IDS From India to Cambodia, and with partners such as the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), WSSCC and has been active in developing new training guides, reviews and reference briefs for members and the broader water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The new publications described […]

WSSCC participates in SWA board meeting in Marrakesh; mutual accountability...

This week, WSSCC is participating at the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Steering Committee meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco. A main purpose of the meeting is to assess the global partnership’s work over the past six months and discuss how it can further strengthen its work at country, regional and global levels. The Committee is discussing […]

WSSCC, UN Women hold regional conference on reducing gender inequalities in...

UN Women and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) hold a regional conference on the reduction of gender inequalities in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector On 18 and 19 June, Dakar hosted the regional conference on the reduction of gender inequalities in the WASH sector. Over two days and coming from […]

Words matter: helpful principles and terminology supporting the Human Right...

While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was agreed in 1948 and the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights came into force in 1966, it was not until 2002 and then 2010 that water and then sanitation were formally recognised as human rights. The recognition has led to increased recognition of the Human Rights […]

WSSCC, WaterAid and the Netherlands bring WASH, MHM to European Development...

WSSCC, with partners WaterAid and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is co-hosting a special session at the European Development Days on the potential for WASH to empower women and girls, and more specifically looking at Menstrual Hygiene Management. The session will examine how millions of women and girls today lack the facilities, […]

Prochains événements pour promouvoir le programme d’assainissement et d’hyg...

Les mois à venir vont être chargés pour la communauté WASH internationale, un certain nombre d’événements et de journées importantes dans le secteur étant au programme.

Ensuring child safety during and after CLTS

By James (“J.”) Dumpert, Learning and Documentation Manager, WaterAid Cambodia In Cambodia, the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) often involves children, who are encouraged to become change agents to help influence their family and community to improve sanitation and hygiene behaviours. However, some of these strategies may pose a risk to child safety. Therefore, the WSSCC […]

Talking menstrual hygiene with Daniel Iroegbu

By Benedicta Arthur Intern, WSSCC Governance and Membership Unit WSSCC member Daniel Iroegbu knew he found his passion for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) work when he was in Primary 5 and attended a Boy’s Bridge Camp in rural Nigeria. He was struck by the deplorable health conditions among women and children. Since then, Daniel has […]

#NoMoreLimits! WSSCC members called to act, advocate on upcoming Menstrual ...

The world will celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018, which takes place on 28 May and has the theme (and hashtag) of #NoMoreLimits. To promote this day and the important messages it aims to spread, WSSCC will share tailored content about the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). WSSCC’s members and partners are actively invited to: […]

WASH Progress from Senegal in focus during the 62nd CSW in New York

WSSCC and its partner UN Women co-convened a side event during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2018. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, highlighted the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls through […]

Upcoming global events aim to move the sanitation and hygiene agenda forward

The coming months are a busy period for the international WASH community, with a number of important sector events and milestone days on the agenda. Collectively, the events offer members the opportunity to follow the international dialogue and developments concerning SDG target 6.2, and get involved. Be sure to follow WSSCC’s Twitter and Facebook pages […]

SACOSAN Special! Voices of people in vulnerable situations in South Asia

The 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN VII) kicks off on 10 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. SACOSAN Is a powerful agent for sanitation and hygiene progress in South Asia and in recent years has highlighted, in particular, the voices, and needs, of people in vulnerable situations. This year, the Freshwater Action Network South […]

Leave No One Behind: Access to sanitation improved in Bangladesh, but still...

Editor’s Note: For the last month, the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA), WaterAid and WSSCC have facilitated national level consultation meetings with marginalized communities to identify key issues and messages to be represented at SACOSAN, the South Asian Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, which takes place 10-14 April 2018 in Islamabad, Pakistan. This blog […]

On World Water Day: evidence on the effectiveness of WASH policies and prog...

WSSCC and its partner the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are pleased to announce the publication of a new brief, Using a life-cycle approach to target WASH policies and programmes, and a short video. The new brief is based on a systematic review that looked at how the life-cycle approach is incorporated into WASH programmes […]

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: a case study ...

From 19 February to 9 March 2018, the 69th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) took place in Geneva. CEDAW is the body of 23 independent experts on women’s rights from around the world that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against […]

WSSCC and UN Women to host side event on 20 March at the Commission on the ...

WSSCC and UN Women will convene a side event on 20 March in New York during the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The cross-cutting session, entitled Sanitation: the challenge of rural women and girls in West and Central Africa, will highlight the issue of unlocking multiple benefits for rural women and girls […]

Clean Hands for All: New tools for hygiene advocacy

Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more.

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk as Executive Director

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

What Are The Most Effective Methods and Tools to Evaluate Advocacy Efforts?...

New study from WSSCC and 3ie’s Evidence Programme suggests best practice in measuring the impact of advocacy efforts

What is Real Time Learning? An Example from the WSSCC-funded K-SHIP Progra...

Knowledge, inspiration and innovative solutions are shared in the WSSCC-funded Kenya programme through on-line real-time learning platforms

WSSCC experts share WASH expertise in a series of blogs

A series of blogs by our in-house experts contribute to the WASH and broader development sectors

New Web Pages for GSF Resources and Tools Available in English and French

Resources and tools related to M&E, results and financial reporting for the GSF Programmes will be available on the pages in both English and French

GSF Resources and Tools

    Welcome to the GSF online resource portal. On this page you will find resources and tools related to M&E, results and financial reporting for the GSF Programmes.  Programme guidance materials can also be found here.  This portal will be periodically updated as resources are modified or as new resources become available. This portal […]

WSSCC elected to Sanitation and Water for All Steering Committee

Following recent elections, WSSCC has re-joined the Steering Committee (SC) of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership

Headlines and Highlights from 2017

WSSCC continued to play a significant role in the national, regional and global efforts towards achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all

Field Mission in Cameroon Highlights Challenges for MHM in Refugee Camps

On International Migrants Day, study findings from refugee camps in Cameroon highlight MHM challenges in humanitarian settings

WSSCC’s National Coordinator in Benin leads a campaign to include the Human...

WSSCC National Coordinator in Benin Félix Adégnika is leading a campaign to include the human rights to water and sanitation in the national constitution

A conversation on the Human Rights to water and sanitation

On international Human Rights Day, WSSCC’s Enrico Muratore discusses the Human Rights to water and sanitation

Recording Available of WSSCC/3ie Webinar: What are the Most Effective Ways...

The webinar is based on a systematic review that explores effectiveness of various sanitation behaviour change approaches

#ToiletTalk! WSSCC’s World Toilet Day Tweet Chat Promotes Discussion of Wa...

Why is wastewater management crucial for sanitation? Follow the discussion in WSSCC’s World Water Day Tweet chat

Momentum on Sanitation and Hygiene Builds in Nigeria

The recently held Inter-Ministerial dialogue in Abuja highlighted the need for a harmonized national sanitation policy to end open defecation

WSSCC Fulfils its SACOSAN VI Commitments to Train Governments and Influence...

WSSCC will facilitate a regional Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Training of Trainers (ToT) in Sri Lanka

Through head and heart, ‘Hygiene – A Circle of Life’ exhibition by WSSCC pa...

The collaboration between WSSCC partner Essity and Fotografiska in Stockholm looks into hygiene and health across the life cycle

Cambodia Sanitation Conference tackles way forward for Open Defecation Free...

WSSCC will be presenting the Global Sanitation Fund’s experiences in sustaining Open Defecation Free communities

Make a Splash on World Toilet Day with these Resources!

World Toilet Day on November 19 continues the theme from World Water Day with a focus on Wastewater, posing the question, ‘Where does our poo go?’

Cambodia Deputy Prime Minister highlights role of ministries and local gove...

His comments came during a visit to Svay Teab District to highlight achievements under the CRSHIP programme, funded by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund

Addressing Climate Change Means Addressing the Global Sanitation Crisis

Sanitation can provide solutions to climate change mitigation says WSSCC’s David Shimkus in this blog for the SDG Knowledge Hub

Advancing Towards SDG 6.2: Global Sanitation Fund Monitoring Workshops

GSF workshops support programmes to monitor progress towards and beyond Open Defecation Free status.

Our hands, our futures!

It is estimated that only 19% of people wash their hands after contact with excreta. WSSCC’s David Shimkus reflects on challenges for handwashing

WSSCC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Water and Health C...

WSSCC will also convene an important session on Transgender Access to WASH

International Day of the Girl Child: WSSCC Members Improve Sanitation for ...

Empowering women and girls is at the core of WSSC’s work

Tools and Tips to Celebrate Global Handwashing Day 2017

Useful resources from the Global Handwashing Partnership and WSSCC are available here

Second Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Kenya brings...

The training features the three key elements of MHM which are: Breaking the Silence, Managing Menstruation Hygienically, and Safe Reuse and Disposal

Awaken your Global Citizen!

Learn how your voice can add to the global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene – become a Global Citizen!

Equality and Non-Discrimination in Sanitation Programmes: 10 Principles

10 principles for ensuring that disadvantaged people benefit effectively from sanitation programmes and processes

WSSCC at the UN General Assembly in New York 18 -23 September 2017

WSSCC’s busy agenda for the coming week promoting sanitation and hygiene is available here

WSSCC’s Work in Kenya – Innovative Approaches for Better Sanitation

With innovative and targeted programming, WSSCC has supported 81,500 people in Kenya to live in Open Defecation Free (ODF) environments

Sanitation and Hygiene in the SDG Era on the Agenda at World Water Week

Sanitation and hygiene were at the centre of discussions with special attention given to equality and non-discrimination

Water Week Blog: Exploring the Circular Economy, CLTS and Solutions to Leav...

WSSCC’s Carolien van der Voorden reflects on World Water Week conversations in today’s blog

Water Week Blog: Holding Ourselves Accountable as Global WASH Citizens

Read the latest blog from Executive Director Christopher Williams at World Water Week

Now Available: WSSCC 2016 Annual Report

It describes in detail the organization’s impact on the health and livelihoods for millions of people last year

Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm!

Find information on WSSCC’s involvement in Stockholm World Water Week 2017 here

WSSCC at Stockholm World Water Week 2017     Join WSSCC at Stockholm World Water Week from August 28 to September 1. Here is the full agenda of our activities: 1. WSSCC, with Global Citizen and SIWI, will examine how businesses contribute and emerging countries stay accountable in the movement for global access to sanitation. ‘The Full […]

WSSCC Papers and Presentations at the 40th WEDC International Conference

WSSCC staff and partners led several paper presentations and facilitated an MHM workshop

WSSCC at the 40th WEDC International Conference 24 to 28 July

WSSCC will be presenting papers on equality, real-time learning and best practice

Promoting Behaviour Change Approaches to Boost Tanzania’s National Sanitati...

The GSF-supported UMATA programme is championing behaviour change at national level to drive Tanzania’s sanitation campaign

Research and Action: the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene ...

Drawing your attention to the programmes’ documentation on sanitation behaviour practices in Senegal

Don’t Feed Freddy! The Story Behind Freddy the Fly

The simple message is … Stop Feeding Freddy! Freddy explains the oral-faecal link, encouraging people to live open defecation free

Country Focus: Senegal – Improving Community Development and Health Outcome...

The GSF-supported Senegal programme uses its sanitation and hygiene focus to improve the living conditions and health of disadvantaged communities

Global Sanitation Fund reports improvements in sanitation and hygiene for m...

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund has supported 13 countries to enable 15 million people to end open defecation

A WSSCC Member Shares Five Lessons From Menstrual Hygiene Management Training

WSSCC member Neha Basnet recently took part in WSSCC’s Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Nepal.  She shares her insights and recommendations

Meet Freddy the Fly: A New Video Promotes Open Defecation Free Living

Meet Freddy the Fly, a video illustrating a community’s journey to open defecation free status – from the fly’s perspective!

Josephat’s journey: How a local government actor in Kenya became a WASH cha...

Find out how Josephat Geteya Onchari was triggered to become a key WASH champion for Kenya

Boosting sanitation programmes through local government: Success stories fr...

Meet some local government champions in Uganda who are critical to the GSF-supported programme’s success

First Ladies and Bikers: Innovative Ways to Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day

Celebrations led by our partners around the world had great effect on MHM Day

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls: WSSCC’s work in Menstrual Hygiene M...

Managing menstruation in a safe and hygienic way can deeply impact the lives and prospects of women and girls

WSSCC member Hari Devkota
Starting a toilet campaign in southern Nepal

A WSSCC member works at community level by mobilizing local volunteers and families to end open defecation in southern Nepal.

Promoting School WASH through the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF works with schools and the broader education sector to achieve sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all

National Coordinators Promote Sanitation Through The Media

Our national coordinators are working with the media to promote sanitation and hygiene on national agendas

Ministers Are Urged to Finance WASH at SWA 2017 HLM

The 2017 SWA partnerships’ High-level Meetings in Washington highlighted the urgency to invest in WASH

Supporting healthy lives through the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF supports partners to address the global sanitation and hygiene crisis, so that everyone can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

To Cure Disease, Prevention Must Come First

For SWA’s HLMs 2017 Chris Williams argues that governments should be investing in disease prevention

“No one came to tell you what to do. You were empowered”: Nigeria celebrate...

Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) in Cross River State, Nigeria is the first of the 774 LGAs in the country to achieve open defecation free (ODF) status

Linking WASH with Mental Health: Evidence from the WSSCC Library

We list some of our studies that evidence the links between poor sanitation and psycho-social stress

10 reasons to partner with the Global Sanitation Fund

The GSF invests in behaviour change activities that enable people to improve their sanitation

Talking Toilets in Durban, South Africa on World Water Day

WSSCC, in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Bank, celebrates World Water Day with a panel session dedicated to sanitation.

#IWD2017 Podcast from WSSCC’s hygiene partner SCA: Hygiene matters to every...

The podcast encourages discussion on menstrual and feminine hygiene issues and the right to sanitation for women and girls.

WSSCC launches its Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

With SDG 6.2 at its heart, the strategy identifies the results WSSCC would like to achieve, the issues it will work on and regions where it will work

Putting the well-being of women first: how one WSSCC member is working to ...

WSSCC Member Daniel Iroegbu’s inspirational work is impacting the lives of women and girls in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Understanding slippage #5: How should it be monitored?

Monitoring slippage should go beyond the numbers to truly understand behaviour change and community dynamics.

#WSSCCLearning: Announcing WSSCC’s Community of Practice Thematic Discussio...

The CoP learning agenda for 2017 will commence with discussions around Sustainability from April 10th to 28th.

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

Lessons from the GSF-supported Uganda programme for implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system.

Understanding slippage #4: what are the most common patterns?

The Global Sanitation Fund has identified a number of slippage patterns, linked to factors that communities have significant, little or no control over.

Nepal’s Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation Commits to Break the Silenc...

The event included able and disabled women and girls, who traveled from many parts of Nepal to share their real-life experiences.

Announcing WSSCC’s 2017 Webinar Series #1: Sanitation-related Psychosocial ...

Do you know what the stress points are for women and girls in their daily sanitation routines? How do they cope? Join our March 2nd webinar.

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams at the Second National Sanitation C...

Executive Director Chris Williams reinforced WSSCC’s mandate that supports Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.

WSSCC achievements in 2016: paving the way for sanitation for all

WSSCC is working to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, to provide sanitation and hygiene for all, and does this in a number of ways.

Field mission in Senegal highlights strengths and weaknesses of sanitation ...

The mission was to collect data to make proposals for a better integration of MHM into sanitation projects.

WSSCC and UN Women Joint Programme on how to respond to the sanitation need...

Sub-Saharan Africa alone hosts more than 29 per cent of the world’s displaced people, numbering more than 20 million people.

Value for Money Study in Global Sanitation Fund Programmes – Synthesis Repo...

With maturing programmes and results steadily growing, the GSF is not only interested in the real cost of reaching results, but also in deepening its understanding of resources invested by communities, governments, and other partners. This is critical in further developing a model for scaling up sanitation and hygiene. With these aspects in mind, a […]

Global Sanitation Fund shares its Value for Money (VfM) study

The analysis provides recommendations on the methodology that the GSF can use to better track VfM aspects within supported programmes.

Enhancing sanitation programming through real-time learning

In Cambodia, a Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme is using real-time and action learning techniques to increase its impact.

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

WSSCC thanks its members for another successful year 

WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams sends greetings to members in his end-of-year message.

Advocating for sanitation at Kenya Water Week

WSSCC & its partners participated in the event demonstrating that sanitation & hygiene are essential components in improving health, safety & dignity.

Advocating for Sanitation at Kenya Water Week

The first Kenya Water Week was held in Nairobi from 20-25 November 2016, with the theme “From Aid to Trade”.

Our members in action in Uganda, Madagascar, Nepal and Sierra Leone

Find out what steps some of our members recently took to inspire change in their communities.

Gender and CLTS: Evidence from Madagascar

Gender equality, serving the most vulnerable, and addressing the particular needs of women and girls are among the core principles of the GSF.

Nigeria’s roundtable conference on Community-Led Total Sanitation: Eight ta...

Participants shared best practices, common challenges, and promising innovations to end open defecation by 2025.

Global Citizen Festival comes to India in unprecedented celebration raising...

The first ever Global Citizen Festival in India took place in Mumbai with an unprecedented gathering of 80,000 citizens from India.

Sanitation Action Summit brings India’s voices together

To support and accelerate India’s Swachh Bharat Mission for a clean India for all.

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability

The 2016 GSF Learning Event produced lessons on scale, sustainability, equality and monitoring for sanitation and hygiene programmes.

Real-time learning and documentation in the GSF-supported Cambodia programme

A new video shows how online collaboration and capacity building help GSF partners in Cambodia take an active role in learning and documentation.

Leaving No One Behind in the Quest to Clean India

What better way to promote the economy than to emphasize inclusive growth through sanitation for all?

Leaving No One Behind, WSSCC Gears up for Sanitation Action Summit in India

The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to foster dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

Sanitation Action Summit 2016 – Programme

On 18 November, 2016 government, representatives from marginalized communities, academia, private sector, development partners and global citizens will gather at the the Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai to discuss how we can ensure that everyone, everywhere is able to enjoy and maintain safe and hygienic sanitation without stigma or discrimination, all of the time.

WSSCC draws attention to urban sanitation with side event at UN Habitat III

A panel of experts discussed equal access to sanitation and hygiene in public spaces.

Three ODF celebrations help fast-track the ODF Malawi strategy

Three Traditional Authorities supported by GSF-funded programme in Malawi recently celebrated becoming open defecation free.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

How to Build a Small, but Vital Life-Changing Habit

Washing hands with water and soap, or ash if you have to, has been recognised as a highly effective behaviour to reduce a whole slew of diseases

Make handwashing a habit on Global Handwashing Day 2016!

Join WSSCC and its partners this year in celebrating Global Handwashing Day on October 15th.

  The Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM) is the world’s most ambitious behavior change movement.  In support of the SBM, a unique Sanitation Action Summit convened by WSSCC will bring together, for one day, all of the different voices with shared aspirations and one objective: A clean India for everyone, everywhere all of the time.   Mark […]

Learning beyond borders in East Africa

Through peer-to-peer learning, the Global Sanitation Fund is harnessing the immense amount of knowledge.

Thematic discussion: Research into use/Applied research in water, sanitatio...

WSSCC and the Mzuzu University are holding a joint 3-week thematic online discussion on applied research in WASH.

Amina Mohammed Pledges an Open Defecation Free Nigeria by 2025

WSSCC Chair Amina J. Mohammed also commits to empowering 15 million people to end open defecation by 2020.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Listening to WSSCC members and stakeholders for new 2017-2020 strategic plan

In June, July and August WSSCC reached out to its members and partners in 16 countries through dedicated national consultations.

WSSCC and FANSA release country reports in Leave No One Behind campaign

The reports cover the sanitation needs of vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Reviving sanitation in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme & partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.

Nepal earthquake: Reviving sanitation – Global Sanitation Fund Lessons

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme and partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.

Strong presence for WSSCC at 6th Africa Water Week Conference

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.

Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm!

WSSCC looks forward to meeting partners and friends during the events at the forthcoming World Water Week.

First National Training of Trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management – Kenya

This report captures the highlights of the six-day Training of Trainers workshop organized by WSSCC, the Kenyan Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other partners in Naivasha, Kenya.

Integrating Equity and Inclusion in Collective Behaviour Change under Swach...

WSSCC in partnership with WaterAid India organized a one-day consultation in Delhi that brought together a small, select group of collective behaviour change trainers and professionals working on equity issues, such as different kinds of disability, participation and MHM, so that together they could explore different ways of integrating equity and inclusion into the existing […]

WSSCC releases recommendations on RALUs under India’s Swachh Bharat Mission

The regional consultations held in June across India discussed forward planning to accelerate progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Kenya breaks silence on mens...

The workshop was the first national ToT and was attended by 77 participants.

Pakistan strategy meeting concludes week-long focus on sanitation and hygiene

WSSCC’s strategy consultation in Pakistan will help guide WSSCC as it develops its new global strategy and increases engagement in the country.

Sub-grantees in action: Achieving ODF status in hard-to-reach areas

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.

WSSCC hosts national learning and sharing event in Pakistan

The event provided an opportunity for detailed exchange and learning on scaling up and sustaining improved sanitation and hygiene.

Two ministers present at WSSCC Nigeria national consultations

Amina Mohammed highlighted key issues & questions on the Nigerian Sanitation Agenda and how it would need to be focused with a need for cohesion.

Madagascar earns big turnout for WSSCC strategy consultation

“We must speed up the pace and work together to achieve our goals, which are the same as the SDGs,” said Minister Ravatomanga at the workshop.

Lively discussions in Tanzania help shape new WSSCC strategy

The discussions focused on the many challenges the sanitation sub-sector faces, the need to get new leadership more involved as well as water supply issues.

WSSCC to take part of 6th Africa Water Week Conference

The council will convene a technical session with highlights from the GSF programmes.

Sub-grantees in action: Promoting key sanitation and hygiene behaviours

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of GSF-supported country programmes.

Seeking alignment: Cambodia strategy consultation draws links between gover...

The workshop offered partners and WASH stakeholders time to discuss WSSCC’s relevance & purpose in the country.

WSSCC strategy consultation in Nepal: Think, Link and Ink!

Interactive sessions generated responses on the role that WSSCC can play to contribute to progress in the country.

WSSCC Policy Workshop in Senegal aims to integrate Menstrual Hygiene Manage...

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

Global Sanitation Fund reports advances in sanitation and hygiene for commu...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled close to 11 million people to end open defecation.

GSF facilitates global learning event to boost impact and innovation

The GSF focuses on continuous learning to boost implementation, innovation and advocacy.

The GSF and sustainability

Sustainability is core to GSF-supported, country-led programmes.

Championing Menstrual Hygiene Management at Women Deliver 2016

WSSCC and its partners actively promoted MHM at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen.

WSSCC members: log in to the Members’ Community to update your profile

The new Members’ Community is an online directory, listing all members, where you can update your profile, connect and collaborate.

Global Sanitation Fund mid-term evaluation and Management Response now avai...

WSSCC has released a recently completed independent mid-term evaluation of the GSF.

National Coordinator Priscilla Achakpa receives environmental innovation aw...

WSSCC’s National Coordinator Priscilla Achakpa has been made an honorary “Eco Hero and Ambassador” by Eco@Africa.

In Memoriam: Ton Schouten (1955-2016)

Ton Schouten will be sorely missed by all his colleagues and friends across many organisations and countries.

UN Women and WSSCC to Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

MHM: Father figures implored to act

In Uganda, actors celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day by calling upon father figures to support menstruating girls.

Menstrual Hygiene Management: SDGs and the Private Sector – Official Partne...

This cross-cutting session co-hosted by WSSCC and its partners will highlight the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management and the importance of breaking taboos and fighting stigma through evidence-based approaches to unlock multiple benefits for women and girls. Download our event flyer to find out more. This session will bring together experts from WASH, Human Rights, […]

Accelerating and sustaining behaviour change: New handbook launched at GSF ...

This week, GSF & FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating & sustaining the end of open defecation.

WSSCC helps build momentum in Zimbabwe’s sanitation and hygiene sector

The most recent statistics for Zimbabwe show that only 40% of the country’s 13 million citizens have access to improved WASH.

Measuring the impact of advocacy

Experts on evaluation and UN professionals discussed how advocacy can be evaluated at an event hosted by WSSCC & 3ie.

National Coordinators Report – Highlights 2015

This report shows how the collective commitment of WSSCC‘s 16 National Coordinators has contributed to greater commitments from rights holders, duty bearers, the private sector and partners.

Global Action Plan – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Health Care Fa...

WHO, UNICEF and partners have developed a global action plan to achieve universal access to WASH in all healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries by 2030.

CSW60 – Achieving Gender Equality through WASH – Event programme

On 18 March 2016, WSSCC and its partners participated in a CSW side event which addressed the role of WASH in women’s empowerment and sustainable development.  

Photo competition! Share a highlight of your work in pictures

Participate in our competition by sharing a photo highlight of your work with WSSCC over the past 25 years!

Scaling up and sustaining behaviour change

WASH practitioners are actively looking for ways to scale up and sustain sanitation and hygiene improvements.

Leave No One Behind: Voices of the marginalized at SACOSAN-VI

At SACOSAN 6, WSSCC highlighted the plight of underserved groups, and their need for safe and satisfactory WASH.

WSSCC and FANSA Report Urges Action to Address the Sanitation and Hygiene N...

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 11 January 2016 – Today, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA) are releasing a new report titled “Leave No One Behind: Voices of Women, Adolescent Girls, Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Sanitation Workforce.” (Click to download report) The ground-breaking report highlights the […]

Sacosan VI set to tackle sanitation in Asia

The sixth South Asia Conference on Sanitation (Sacosan-VI) – the region’s leading water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) forum – is taking place in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka from 11-13 January, 2016. Supported by the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and held on a rotational basis in each member state, Sacosan is a biennial […]

Launching the national sanitation movement for an open defecation free Togo

Together with UNICEF and the GSF, the Government of Togo has launched the national movement to end open defecation.

Provoking emotions to boost sanitation: triggering local authorities in Togo

WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme in Togo is using ‘institutional triggering’ to mobilize local government commitment and action for improved sanitation and hygiene. The GSF supports the country’s national campaign for an open defecation free (ODF) Togo by 2018, known as ‘Togo SANDAL’. The aim of the programme is to increase the use of […]

Parliamentarians prioritize WASH in Uganda

This blog was written by Virginia Kamowa, Senior Programme Officer for Global Advocacy at WSSCC. For feedback and questions, please send an e-mail to “We need to influence government processes by working with various line ministries to ensure integration of WASH in all areas of development.” Hon. Jaqueline Amongin Member of Parliament (MP) and […]

Learning through collaboration in Uganda and Togo

The Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) recently hosted two Advocacy, Communications and Learning workshops in Togo and Uganda, respectively, which convened the Council’s partners from eleven countries in Africa. The two workshops were designed to build capacity and facilitate learning between country teams and with WSSCC’s Geneva-based Secretariat, in order for all country […]

Thank you for 25 years!

To our valued WSSCC members, partners and staff, Since 1990, when it was created through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has worked to support Member States in achieving safe sanitation, hygiene and drinking water for everyone in the world, especially for the most vulnerable and marginalized. […]

WSSCC – Celebrating 25 years of putting people at the centre

2015 marks not only the year of transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also the 25th anniversary of WSSCC. The aim of this brochure is to share reflections on what WSSCC means to a cross section of our community. In addition to our members, and many partner organizations, […]

The Evidence Programme on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Evidence Programme on Sanitation and Hygiene (EPSH) stems from a strategic partnership between WSSCC and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Formed in 2014, this partnership features two equally committed parties with vast expertise. As a global membership organization WSSCC embodies the values of collective spirit and solidarity, encouraging collaboration across the board […]

WSSCC partner delivers massive Global Handwashing Day campaign

Concern Universal, WSSCC’s implementing partner in Nigeria, and Carex, successfully concluded a massive Global Handwashing Day campaign on 15 October with music, dancing and important message: handwashing saves lives. The celebrations were the culmination of a month-long campaign that reached 45,000 children across Nigeria and the United Kingdom, approximately 500,000 people worldwide via social media, […]

WSSCC increases support to Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, India – 30 October 2015 – Today, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that it will amplify its support to the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the Government of India’s (GOI) programme to achieve a Clean India by 2019, by establishing an in country India Support Unit and bolstering its work […]

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment ...

Yaoundé, 2 November, 2015. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Cameroon in partnership with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) will officially launch the results of a study on menstrual hygiene in Cameroon on Tuesday November 3, 2015 in Yaoundé. The study titled “Menstrual Hygiene […]

Toilet touring in Uganda: experiencing the true spirit of Community-Led Tot...

Cliquez ici pour lire la version française Patrick England, who recently joined the Global Sanitation Fund secretariat, travelled to Uganda to participate in a learning exchange mission. The mission turned out to be a unique opportunity to experience the true spirit of community-led total sanitation (CLTS). Read about his experiences below. When I first entered […]

Private sector engagement in sanitation and hygiene: Exploring roles across...

Download this article in PDF format Join the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (WSSCC CoP) and the global Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) in a joint 3-week thematic discussion on engaging the local private sector in sanitation and hygiene. With over 5,000 network members each […]

Raise a hand for hygiene on Global Handwashing Day 2015!

Handwashing with soap is a global ‘do-it-yourself vaccine’ and one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible for the majority of child deaths. On October 2015, WSSCC and its partners worldwide will celebrate Global Handwashing Day to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as […]

Learning, progress and innovation: Sanitation and hygiene promotion in Mada...

Learn how the GSF-funded programme in Madagascar is promoting sustainability and achieving strong sanitation and hygiene results through a cycle of learning, progress and innovation. Download the complete case study or explore the sections below: The national context The latest report from the Joint Monitoring Programme of the United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health […]

Swedish PM commits to improve sanitation for 60 million people

The Executive Director met with the Prime Minister of Sweden backstage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26 September 2015. The two discussed the importance of sanitation for women’s education, health and economic empowerment. The Executive Director thanked the Prime Minister for his commitment,  to improve sanitation for 60 million people by […]

Boosting dialogue on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and sustainabi...

The WSSCC Community of Practice on Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries (CoP) and the global Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) launched an online learning event today on the topic, ‘Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programming and sustainability: habit formation, slippage, and the need for long-term programming’. The learning event runs for three weeks from 22 […]

The rapid road to ODF

A “rapid action learning and sharing workshop” organised by the Government of India, WSSCC and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has highlighted a number of best practices and innovations aimed at accelerating India’s Swachh Bharat Gramin campaign for universal sanitation coverage by 2019 – the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Nearly 100 participants, […]

WSSCC Annual Report 2014

WSSCC’s annual report for 2014 documents all of our work in large scale sanitation and hygiene access via the Global Sanitation Fund, partnerships to help end inequality and discrimination in water, sanitation and hygiene programmes around the world, and advocacy to raise awareness and spur action on sanitation and hygiene issues. Download the report below […]

Join WSSCC at the World Water Week in Stockholm!

WSSCC is an active participant in global, regional and national conferences and special events designed to further the cause of sanitation, hygiene and water for all people. This year, WSSCC will co-convene or participate in a number of exciting sanitation and hygiene-related events at the forthcoming World Water Week in Stockholm, from August 23 to 28. […]

GSF-supported programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation

The latest results from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) show that national programmes stretching from Cambodia to Senegal have enabled close to 10 million people in more than 36,500 communities to end open defecation. Téléchargez le Rapport D‘Avancement 2015 (FR) These results are published in the GSF’s latest Progress Report, highlighting cumulative results from the […]

The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

Preamble We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegations responsible for sanitation and hygiene in Africa, together with senior civil servants, academics, civil society, development partners and the private sector at the 4thAfrican Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan), convened by the Government of Senegal with support from the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) in […]

The Uganda Sanitation Fund – Progress Report

The GSF-supported programme in Uganda is led by the government and is known locally as the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF). The Environment Health Division in the Ministry of Health is the Executing Agency and the 30 District Local Governments are implementing activities on the ground, somein partnership with NGOs to complement activities. A sub-group of […]

Food for thought – 6 questions for Chea Samnang

WSSCC’s National Coordinator for Cambodia, Dr Chea Samnang discusses the importance of nutrition for his country’s development Thirty two percent of children in Cambodia are affected by stunting, according to the 2014 Cambodian Democratic Health Survey, (down 39 percent compared to the 2010 survey). How can Cambodia further reduce the rate of stunting among its […]

The role of the private sector in sustainable development

How can private sector companies help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations? The young woman is crying. She is scared. “Is it supposed to be like this?” she wonders. “Am I going to die?” She stays home from school the next day, and the day after that. She misses a week […]

10 reasons to partner with the Global Sanitation Fund

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) invests in behaviour change activities that enable large numbers of people in developing countries to improve their sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. Established in 2008 by the UNOPS-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the GSF is the only global fund solely dedicated to sanitation and hygiene. The […]

Addis Ababa development finance talks will deliver “concrete” action, says ...

In the run-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development, the head of UNDESA has said that “concrete deliverables” will be the key outcome of the event.

New job at WSSCC: Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is looking for a Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination. The post is now advertised on the website of UNOPS, the WSSCC host agency in the UN system.


From Stigma to Dignity Menstruation, Incontinence and other Blind Spots in ...

Arranged by SCA and WSSCC in connection with the Gothenburg Finale of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, with participation by Sida in support of Global efforts towards sustainable Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

AfricaSan 2015: The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene, Adopted by the African Ministers responsible for sanitation and hygiene on 27 May 2015 at AfricaSan4.

WSSCC supports restoration efforts in Nepal

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nepal is reprogramming funds to contribute to restoration efforts in districts affected by the massive earthquake that struck northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, early on 25 April, and the tremors which followed in May 2015. The GSF’s Executing Agency in Nepal, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has […]

Uganda Minister of Health honours WSSCC with visit to Secretariat in Geneva

WSSCC was honoured this week by the visit to its offices of a delegation led by Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda.


The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Uganda

Covering 30 districts, the ‘Uganda Sanitation Fund’ (USF) enables communities to gain access to basic sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Togo

The programme in Togo is a key contributor to the national movement ‘Togo Sans Défécation à l’Air Libre’ (‘Open Defecation Free Togo’).

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Tanzania

The programme works in 3 districts in Dodoma Region, through local & international NGOs and in partnership with local and regional actors.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Senegal

Working across four regions, the programme is managed by AGETIP, a private non-profit entity established in Senegal.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Nigeria

The Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria programme aims to support over 2 million people to improve their WASH practices.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Nepal

The GSF-supported Nepal programme supports the national goal to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage by 2017.

The Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar

‘Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement’ (FAA) is the national programme supported by the GSF in Madagascar.

GSF Kenya Launch
The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Kenya

K-SHIP aims to help reduce the disease burden resulting from poor sanitation and hygiene, while helping to improve health outcomes in the country.

The India Support Unit

The ‘Promoting Sustainable Sanitation in Rural India’ programme supports efforts to tackle the enormous sanitation challenge in the country.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Ethiopia

ESHIP aims to scale up WASH improvement across rural communities to help achieve national WASH goals.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Cambodia

The GSF-supported programme in Cambodia works in 10 provinces through local and international NGOs.

The Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme in Benin

The GSF-supported programme in Benin promotes sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene within disadvantaged communities in rural areas.

WSSCC co-hosts UNHQ meeting on menstrual hygiene management: moving from aw...

WSSCC and Swedish hygiene products company SCA co-hosted a meeting at the UN headquarters on Monday, 11 May, entitled “From Shame to Pride: Unlocking Potential for Women and Girls through Menstrual Hygiene Management”. The session brought together a wide variety of delegates from government, academia, UN, NGOs, journalists and the private sector, which provided for engaging discussion.


First Ladies and leading international women call for WASH in SDGs

The Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene was signed by 44 influential women from global leadership, media, and powerful organizations around the world.

GSF reports large-scale advances in sanitation & hygiene for communities in...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

Madagascar holds high-level institutional sanitation “triggering” workshop ...

This week, the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene of the Government of Madagascar welcomed the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Steering Committee, which includes international donors and sanitation experts. WSSCC is a Geneva-based United Nations body that aims at improving access to water and sanitation for the world’s 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation and 748 million people who cannot enjoy drinking water. Madagascar is one of the main recipient countries of financing from the Global Sanitation Fund, which is WSSCC’s funding mechanism. The GSF programme in Madagascar is called “Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA)”

National event promotes sanitary, safe and green living and working environ...

The 6th National Hygiene and Environmental Health experience sharing forum was conducted from 26-28 February 2015 in Dire Dawa on the theme promoting Sanitary, Safe and Green living and working environment in Ethiopia. Close to 200 participants coming from the different regions and representatives of different development partners operating in the nations participated in the three day event and deliberated on the various issues and challenges related to the promotion of hygiene and environmental sanitation across the nation.

Malagasy President becomes first chief of state in the world to sign a pled...

The WSSCC visit was dedicated to reinforcing the country’s top-level political commitment to a new “National Road Map” for WASH.

Reaching out on hygiene and health in China

The seminar, “Hygiene Matters 2014” focused on the findings of a recent survey conducted in seven Chinese cities.

The Great Aunt: WSSCC and SCA help Chinese girls to break menstrual taboos

The girls participated in an MHM training session organized by SCA and WSSCC through their public-private partnership on the issue.

SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

World Toilet Day around the globe

Read and watch all World Toilet Day highlights from various events around the world.

Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2014

Read some highlights from Nigeria where music stars got involved and from Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Tanzania.

Exciting developments in Madagascar to improve sanitation and hygiene at sc...

Last week, the Prime Minister announced that his government will commit US $40 million over the next four years towards ending open defecation.

WSSCC joins fight for an end to extreme poverty by 2030 at Global Citizen F...

WSSCC and world leaders will join a star-studded line up of musicians, celebrity hosts including Hugh Jackman & Jessica Alba.

WSSCC appoints David Shimkus to lead Global Sanitation Fund

He will oversee the Fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programmes in developing countries.

Seven journalists win prestigious media awards for excellence in reporting ...

7 journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on WASH-related issues.

AfricaSan 4 update – new dates in May 2015

AfricaSan update  – new dates in May 2015

WSSCC to participate in first National Menstrual Hygiene Management Confere...

the 2014 National Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Conference is being organised from 14 to 15 August 2014 at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Sanitation in Stockholm: WSSCC welcomes your engagement at World Water Week!

WSSCC is proud to wave the flag high for sanitation and hygiene at the forthcoming World Water Week in Stockholm.

Madagascar leads the way to become open defecation free

This week, Madagascar’s committed to leading the way to become Africa’s first open defecation free country.

Starting the conversation in West and Central Africa

WSSCC and UN Women began active implementation of their new partnership in Senegal from 13 to 15 June 2014.

“Most progressive water utility in Africa” wins 2014 Stockholm Industry Wat...

eThekwini Water & Sanitation has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award.

Kenyans celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2014

In Kenya, the Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrations were hosted by the County Governor and government of Tharaka Nithi.

UN breaks the silence on open defecation

The United Nations and its partners will hold a press briefing and campaign launch at UN Headquarters on 28 May 2014.

Capacity, knowledge and documentation in sanitation and hygiene – calling f...

More and more organisations working in sanitation and hygiene support the vision that equitable and sustainable sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and services at scale should be delivered through locally driven and locally sustained institutions, mechanisms and service providers. This calls for strengthening these institutions, mechanisms and providers at the level where they operate, regionally, […]

“Menstrual Hygiene in Schools” report published

The proceedings document is now available from a 2013 Menstrual Hygiene Management Virtual Conference organized by UNICEF and Columbia University.

SWA meeting yields new promises of access, growth and equality

The High Level Meeting came one day after a preparatory session at the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)

WSSCC supports Kenya’s First National Annual Conference on Sanitation & Hyg...

WSSCC is a supporting partner for Kenya’s First National Annual Conference on Sanitation & Hygiene, which is being held 1-3 April 2014 in Nairobi.

World Water Day 2014 celebrated in Malawi

Malawi’s Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WES Network) hosted World Water Day celebrations under the international theme Water and Energy.

Advocacy, communications and monitoring of WASH commitments – WSSCC Benin W...

The “Advocacy, Communications and Monitoring of WASH Commitments” workshop took place in Cotonou, Benin, from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 February 2014. The meeting was organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in association with the Benin Ministry of Health; the Partenariat pour le Développement Municipal, PDM, (Partnership for Municipal Development); and the […]

Equality and Non-discrimination in focus at OHCHR-WSSCC session for Interna...

For International Women’s Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will hold a high-level conference called ‘Inspiring Change to Promote Women’s Rights and Dignity’. The conference takes place Friday, 7 March 2014, in the United Nations Palais in Geneva, Switzerland. Please note that […]

UN Women and WSSCC partner for women and girls in West Africa

On the margins of International Women’s Day commemoration, UN Women and WSSCC have formed an official partnership.

Call for Expression of Interest and Proposal To Implement the GSF Programme...

Call for Expression of Interest and Proposal To Implement the Usafi wa Mazingira Tanzania (UMATA) Programme in Dodoma Region

RFP deadline for Global Sanitation Fund Executing Agency in Kenya is 31 March

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and its Global Sanitation Fund have issued a Request for Proposals for an Executing Agency to manage and coordinate its planned grant in Kenya. The overall goal of the GSF programme in Kenya is to reach almost 2 million people who will be sensitized on improved sanitation and hygiene practices. The successful organization will be the recipient and trustee of GSF funds in Kenya.


Post-SACOSAN meeting provides opportunities for shared learning, collaborat...

Members of the Inter-Country Working Group (ICWG) on sanitation in South Asia recently met in Kathmandu, Nepal from 11 to 13 February 2014, to review the progress being made on the actions from the declarations that were made at the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN).

Journalists gather in Cotonou to place spotlight on African commitments to ...

Less than a year from the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), journalists in Africa are casting a critical eye on the progress in water, sanitation and hygiene improvements being achieved by African governments, and the on-going challenges in this priority sector. This week, some 40 journalists and other stakeholders are gathering in a regional media workshop organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) in Cotonou, Benin.

Many Hands: Harmonising Capacity, Knowledge and Documentation in Sanitation...

A meeting of key representatives from the water, sanitation and hygiene sector produced a series of commitments to improve coordination for more effective results in for the sector by cementing a consensus on goals and actions needed in the sector. Organised by WSSCC, the November 2013 meeting brought together key partners from the sector, including […]

WSSCC Supports Indian Government Effort to Integrate Menstrual Hygiene in K...

The Government of India has approved a proposal to change the NBA guidlines, recognizing the importance of MHM.

Priscilla Achakpa – A voice for the silent majority

Last month WSSCC National Coordinator for Nigeria, Priscilla Achakpa spoke up for the voiceless at the 68th UN General Assembly. And people listened. Here she explains what the event means for WASH, WSSCC and the silent majority.

We can’t wait: we should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s hea...

The new report was presented today at a UN event in New York which celebrates recognition of the first official World Toilet Day.

We can’t wait: we should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s hea...

Governments, civil society and business should work together to tackle sanitation for women’s health; say United Nations organisation, Unilever and WaterAid

19th November 2013, New York – A collaborative approach between governments, civil society and business is essential to getting the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target back on track. This is critical to improve the health and prosperity of women worldwide, says a new report jointly published by the United Nations hosted organisation Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, international development organisation WaterAid and Unilever’s leading toilet brand Domestos.

Engage with WSSCC on Menstrual Hygiene Management

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has four pillars of work around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM):

  • Advocacy and Communication
  • Policy and Research
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Access and Use


South Asian sanitation conference ends with call to be open defecation free...

The fifth SACOSAN conference –a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each of the eight countries off South Asia – concluded 24 October in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a call “to an open defecation free South Asia by 2023 and to progressively move towards sustainable environmental sanitation.”

Uganda joins hands with WSSCC to spur sanitation and hygiene coverage acros...

The Uganda Sanitation Fund, which is led by the Ministry of Health and financially supported through the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) a programme of the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), is set to expand its programme through increased financial commitments from the Council. The increase in funding amounts to USD 5 million (UGX 12 billion) over a period of 3 years. 

WSSCC Steering Committee meeting set for Uganda

The Uganda Ministry of Health will host high-level delegates from WSSCC who will make strategic decisions and review implementation of the Council’s programs.

Documenting GSF success in Madagascar

WSSCC’s Katherine Anderson is in Madagascar to work with colleagues at the GSF programme in the country, known locally as Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement and managed by Medical Care Development International (MCDI).

New fact sheet from GSF sub-grantee SNV on drivers of sanitation and hygien...

SNV, a sub-grantee of the Global Sanitation Fund in Cambodia, is working in close cooperation with the government partners, community groups and other stakeholders in the five provinces of Kampong Cham, Takeo, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Kandal to improve the health and quality of life for the rural households through enhanced access to improved sanitation and hygiene practices.


GSF India sensitizes media on sanitation

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in India organized two media workshops in Patna and Ranchi in the States of Bihar and Jharkhand, respectively, in June 2013. As part of its media strategy, the programme seeks to cultivate a partnership with the media to highlight key sanitation issues in the focus states in particular, and the country at large.

Glimmer of hope for elimination of open air defecation in Madagascar

53% of Madagascar’s 20.7 million people defecate openly every day while another 33% use dilapidated, unsafe toilets.

WSSCC showcases its work at 2013 World Water Week

With over 200 collaborating organisations, World Water Week which is held annually in Stockholm is the premier global focal point event for individuals and organisations that are working on various issues concerning water. This includes governments, non-governmental organisations, researchers, United Nations entities, business and the media. The theme for the 2013 week, which runs from 1 to 6 September, is Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships. The week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

WSSCC Executive Director Participates in Tajik-hosted International Year of...

Chris Williams, executive director WSSCC, will attend this conference as moderator of the first High Level Panel on Water Cooperation for Human Development, in which Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, will be the key note speaker.

WSSCC to host seminar at 2013 World Water Week

Event details: Thursday September 5, 2013 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Room B8

WASH Ethiopia Movement steps-up its efforts towards improved sanitation and...

Members of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Ethiopia Movement (WEM), policymakers, business and partners including representatives of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WaterAid gathered in Adama, Ethiopia from 6 to 8 August to develop a WEM strategic action plan that is aimed at improving their collective efforts in the sector.

Honours awarded to sanitation champions in Nigeria

n Abuja this week, the Nigerian Society of Engineers honoured two women who are committed to improving sanitation and hygiene in their country – the Honourable Minister for Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Reng Ochekpe, and WSSCC’s own WASH Ambassador, Eng. Ebele Okeke.  The awards were given at a ceremony attended by leading figures from a range of sectors, both government and NGO.


UN moves to officially recognise November 19th as ‘World Toilet Day’

Statement by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson On the adoption by the General Assembly of “Sanitation for All” Resolution

Quick action to tackle sanitation

Waterborne infections are a serious factor behind prevailing under-nutrition and stunting in rural India.

Sanitation is High Level Panel priority

Universal access to water and sanitation are considered priorities for the post-2015 development agenda, according to a recent report from a High Level Panel of world leaders.

Highlights from East Africa Civil Society Forum – April 2013

The Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network UWASNET was the host of the first East Africa Civil Society Forum, which took place in Kampala from 16 to 18 April. The Forum was jointly organized by WSSCC, WaterAid East Africa, End Water Poverty, Sanitation and Water for All and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation ANEW.




WSSCC at the event “A Matter of Life: Investing in Sanitation” . Announce...

On April 19,  UN Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Jan Eliasson, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, World Bank Group Vice President of Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte, and American Standard Senior Vice President Jim McHale  had an online conversation with key global decision makers about the economics and politics of sanitation. At the same time,  Jan Eliasson, announced the 2014 SWA High Level Meeting (HLM).

West Africa Journalist Network finds common ground on flooding issues

Water-borne disease and disruption of child education due to flooded homes are issues all too familiar to the journalists from West Africa and beyond who gathered in Senegal this week. Reporting on a community-led response in this slum area on 9 April brought to light common experience of the challenges, solutions and obstacles to highlighting complex water hygiene and sanitation issues in print and on-air.

Highlights from the 2013 WSSCC National Coordinators meeting

16 newly appointed WSSCC National Coordinators (NCs) — volunteer in-country leaders — came together in Geneva, Switzerland, from 12 to 14 March for the annual National Coordinators meeting. 

East Africa CSO Forum from 16 to 18 April 2013 in Kampala, Uganda

WSSCC co-organized with WaterAid Eastern Africa Region (WAEA), End Water Poverty (EWP), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) the East Africa CSO Forum which took place from 16th to 18th April 2013 in Kampala, Uganda

Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012

2012 was the year in which the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) built upon initial accomplishments to achieve tangible progress in a significant number of countries. Between 2008 and 2011, WSSCC worked intensively to design and implement the GSF model globally and at country level. Through the Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC had committed US$ 65 million […]

Menstruation taboo puts 300 mln women in India at risk – experts

At least 23 percent of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating and the rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18, according to WSSCC, a partnership run by government, non-governmental organisation (NGO) members and a United  Nations-hosted secretariat.

New job at WSSCC: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (P4)

WSSCC has an exciting senior-level (P4) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) position based in Geneva, Switzerland. The application deadline is 30 December 2012. The purpose of the post is to coordinate the effective monitoring and evaluation of WSSCC’s work in line with its Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) for the period 2012-2016. The incumbent is expected to establish a conceptual framework for the monitoring & evaluation practice, provide leadership to strengthen WSSCC’s capacity, and to develop systems and engagement strategies to enable WSSCC to:

The Nirmal Bharat Great WASH Yatra: what a long, strange and wonderful jour...

WSSCC’s Senior Programme Officer Communications, David Trouba, reports from the Nirmal Bharat Yatra in India.

GSF: taking a good thing and making it better

This week, more than 40 professionals involved in Global Sanitation Funded (GSF)-work in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, for the first full-scale “GSF Learning and Sharing Event.”

WSSCC facilitates first-ever “triggering” exercise in China’s Jilin provinc...

In July 2012, WSSCC helped to facilitate the first-ever “triggering” exercise in China’s Jilin province, within the context of a partnership with UNICEF-China aimed at supporting the Government to address the national sanitation challenge of 500 million people without safe and hygienic facilities. Read more

SWA seeks additional qualified representatives for its Steering Committee

WSSCC is a partner of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) – a partnership of governments, donors, civil society and multilateral organizations. SWA is a political initiative with the aim of ensuring that all people have access to basic sanitation and safe drinking water. It is particularly concerned with those countries where the needs are greatest.

Ethiopia receives new boost of investment in sanitation and hygiene

Ethiopia will receive an additional boost from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) which officially announced a US$ 5 million investment through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help the government of Ethiopia achieve its Universal Access Plan in Sanitation and Hygiene. 1.7 million additional people will have toilets because of the new GSF. Read more

Six Journalists Win Prestigious Media Awards Geared Towards Improving Repor...

They were named today as winners of the “WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues.

Handwashing Behaviour Change Webinar & Expert Meeting

 From 20 -21 June the Global Public Private Partnership on Handwashing with Soap (PPPHW) will host the 2012 Handwashing Behaviour Change Think Tank in New York with an Expert Meeting and a Webinar to help participants learn about the integration of handwashing behaviour change at the field level. Read more!




Tanzania Embarks on Ambitious Sanitation and Hygiene Programme

Moshi, Tanzania, 5 June 2012On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) officially announced its support for a Sanitation and Hygiene programme investing US$ 5,000,000 from its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) to help more communities in Tanzania increase access to and attain improved sanitation.


New SWA commitments will extend sanitation, water access to millions

Serious commitments announced yesterday will extend access to sustainable sanitation facilities and improved drinking water sources to millions more people.

Walks for water and sanitation are kicking off across the globe

Over 300,000 people across the world are expected to take action on the water and sanitation crisis from Saturday 17th March to Sunday 25th March. The week has been chosen to coincide with World Water Day on 22nd March.

Uganda Sanitation Fund receives US$6 million from WSSCC: 5 year programme w...

Kumi District, Uganda, 16 March 2012 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today allocated US$6 million from its Global Sanitation Fund to help more people in Uganda attain safe sanitation and practice good hygiene.


GSF programme hosts Sanitation Marketing workshop in Malawi

The GSF, together with its national and local partners organized a three-day Sanitation Marketing workshop from 15-17 February in Malawi.

Now is the time to walk! Gearing up for World Walks for Water and Sanitatio...

From 17-25 March 2012, thousands of people across the globe will walk together to demand political change from Bangladesh to Benin, Nigeria to Norway and Mozambique and Malaysia. Over 200,000 walkers have registered to participate – join us!

General Assembly of West Africa WASH Journalists Network in Liberia

Find out all about the second General Assembly of members of the West Africa WASH Journalists Network (WASH-JN) which took place in Monrovia, Liberia, from 13- 17 February 2012.

Once in a lifetime opportunity – WSSCC donating WASH materials!

WSSCC is looking to donate approximately 400 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and environment-related materials to a WASH Resource Centre or to one of its Members, as part of an overall effort to ensure that its Members and partners are well equipped with relevant knowledge, advocacy and outreach materials. Contact us today!

Upcoming BRAC Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners Workshop

WSSCC will participate in the Third regional Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners’ Workshop organized by the Bangladeshi Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), WaterAid and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre will take place from 31 January – 2 February 2012 in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

World Water Forum – we will be there . . . will you?

From 12-17 March 25,000 people will descend upon the southern French city of Marseille to attend the 6th World Water Forum (WWF), to tackle global water challenges and raise the profile of water issues on the global political agenda. WSSCC will be there . . .will you? We invite Members who will be attending WWF to lend their expertise to support our efforts for a stronger and more coordinated voice! 

Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) calls...

Qualified candidates to  help implement the Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) are being invited to apply to Plan International Cambodia, the Executing Agency of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Programme in the country. The deadline is closing soon!

Community – Led Total Sanitation Training – Register your interest!

Dr. Kamal Kar speaks to WSSCC about the marked interest in CLTS at the Global Forum in Mumbai and encouraging those that are interested in CLTS training to register their interest.

WSSCC participates in African Regional Center for Water and Sanitation (CRE...

WSSCC participated in the inaugural African Center for Water and Sanitation forum in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Led by CREPA, a key player and visionary in Africa on sanitation, water and hygiene issues, the forum attracted key African decision and policy makers to discuss Africa’s representation at the much anticipated high-level meeting on Sanitation and Water for All which will take place in Washington in April 2012 and the 6 World Water Forum (WWF). 

Regional CEENIS meeting on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Regional CEENIS meeting on Sanitation and Hygiene is to be held on 21-22 September in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting is organized by Earth Forever Foundation – the country focal point of WSSCC for Bulgaria, and hosted by the 5th World Water Forum – Turkey.

Voices on the ground in Africa demand governments walk the talk

Grassroots activists in Africa have come together at AfricaSan 3, Kigali, Rwanda to demand that their leaders and international governments demonstrate strong leadership and take urgent action on the continent’s critical sanitation situation.

Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners’ Workshops: Lessons learned from 2007 ...

Sanitation  and Hygiene Practitioners’ Workshops were held from 2007 to 2011 in various regions. This report highlights the commonalities and innovative thinking from them and presents key intervention strategies for urban and rural programming, financing, and monitoring in sanitation and hygiene.

Jon Lane a participé à la conférence de la Banque asiatique de développemen...

Executive Director Jon Lane is participating in this week’s Asian Development Bank conference entitled “Making Sanitation a Sustainable Business, the 2nd Sanitation Dialogue between ADB and Partners.” The event showcases sanitation and wastewater management investment opportunities.

Chief minister in Assam, India, hails GSF, calls sanitation top priority

Chief minister in Assam, India, hails GSF and says sanitation is number one priority for his government and the foundation for wider sustainable economic development.

Global Sanitation Fund sub-grantees sought in Cambodia

Plan International Cambodia as Executing Agency of the Cambodia Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (CR-SHIP) supported by the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), a Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) programme, invites interested and qualified organizations/agencies to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) to serve as  sub-grantees (SG).

This week’s global WASH news

This week’s global WASH news

New videos on sanitation and hygiene in South Asia, Global Sanitation Fund

Check out these new video resources from WSSCC.

Cambodia to launch Global Sanitation Fund programme on 22 March

WSSCC, together with partners and colleagues in Cambodia, will launch the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme there on 22 March, the UN World Water Day.

1st Announcement: WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene 2011

Join us in Mumbai for the WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene 2011!

WSSCC teams up with WaterAid to support journalists in West Africa

The regional network will act as a platform to share knowledge and experience between journalists, work together at key moments for maximum campaigning impact, amplify the voices of the poor, support national networks and project WASH issues at the regional, continental and international level.

Public hearings concerning the draft of the National Targets to the Protoco...

The NGO “MAMA-86” conducted Public Hearings of the National Targets to  the Protocol on Water and Health on 21 October 2010.

AMCOW AfricaSan Awards 2010 Winners

A musician and activist whose songs about using latrines and washing hands are positively influencing the hygiene practices of communities in Mozambique; a widow who has risen through her caste status to lead a campaign against open defecation in her village in Ethiopia; and a toilet entrepreneur whose innovative partnership with local authorities is changing the way public toilets in Kenyan towns are managed, are the top winners of this year’s AMCOW AfricaSan Awards.

Madagascar: Scouts prove to be influential hygiene promoters

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.

Zura Mendikulova of Kyrgyzstan speaks about the International Year of Sanit...

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

From blue to brown in Stockholm town

With more than half of its 80 sessions dedicated to sanitation, the World Water Week in Stockholm 2008 in August has a decidedly brown tint. WSSCC will have a major presence at the event, moderating panels, organising events, hosting an exhibition and recruiting new members.

New National Coordinators speak about their experiences and expectations

During the Meeting of National Coordinators (NCs) and Regional Representatives (RRs) in May, WSSCC’s Tatiana Fedotova and David Trouba met the newest NCs to discuss the water, sanitation and hygiene issues in their countries, their WASH Coalitions and their impressions of the meeting in Geneva.

Kenya assesses its preparedness to meet the MDGs

The Kenya National WASH Coalition, which is coordinated by NETWAS International, is involved in an assessment to track the country’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on sanitation.

Success stories from the inaugural Global Handwashing Day

Success Stories from the Inaugural Global Handwashing Day!

Sanitation week in Burkina Faso for dignity, health and life

From 17 to 23 November, the ‘My Dignity, My Health, My Life’ campaign took place in the context of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) and the World Toilet Day.

During the International Year of Sanitation, WSSCC keeps sanitation high on...

A bevy of conferences, workshops and special events since September kept sanitation and hygiene in the spotlight — and WSSCC members and Secretariat staff on the move.

WSSCC makes its mark at the 5th World Water Forum

WSSCC was active in March at the 5th World Water Forum, where the Secretariat promoted the work and interests of members and National WASH Coalitions.

Sharing, learning and innovation at the annual planning meeting of National...

The 2009 planning meeting took place from 11 to 16 May in Geneva, bringing together National Coordinators (NCs) or their representatives, coordinators of thematic nodes, new WSSCC Steering Committee members, and sanitation, media, advocacy and fundraising experts.

Coalitions on the move: recent activities

Big happenings in WSSCC’s coalitions.

Second African Water Week held

The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) hosted the second African Water Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 9 to 13 November to focus on implementation and partnerships on the road to the 2015 MDG targets.

Secretariat staff expands

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.

The World’s Longest Toilet Queue: a great success!

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.

Steering Committee meets in Geneva

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

Practitioners share knowledge on equity and social inclusion

The African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) is a regional networking body of African civil society organizations (CSOs) actively involved in the field of sustainable water management, water supply and sanitation.

WSSCC lathers up for 15 Oct. Global Handwashing Day

For the third annual Global Handwashing Day, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials around the world will lather up, but at the end of the day, they aim to have more than just clean hands.

WSSCC commits $5 million through the Global Sanitation Fund in Senegal

In Senegal on 30 June, the second in country Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) signed its contract with WSSCC. Barry Jackson, Global Sanitation Fund Programme Manager, and Hakim Hadjel, Project Officer, were on hand in Dakar when AGETIP, a national non-governmental organization, formalized the start-up of the GSF in the country.

Global Sanitation Fund. Investing in sustainable sanitation and hygiene

40% of the world’s population do not have access to basic sanitation yet there has been no global financing mechanism dedicated to sanitation and hygiene. Until the Global Sanitation Fund.

WASH Media Awards presented

Nine journalists were named today as winners of the WASH Media Awards competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related issues.

Making the Case for Sanitation and Hygiene: Opening Doors in Health

has the health sector proven resistant to calls to promote sanitation and
hygiene? How should sanitation and hygiene advocates construct and present
their arguments?

WSSCC commits US$ 5 million through the Global Sanitation Fund in Senegal

In Senegal on 30 June, the second in country Executing Agency (EA) for the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) signed its contract with WSSCC.

Australian national Amanda Marlin selected as new Advocacy and Communicatio...

Ms. Amanda Marlin, an Australian national whose background and skills fuse public health knowledge with advocacy and communications experience, is the new Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) Advocacy and Communications programme.

Barry M. Jackson selected as Programme Manager of the Global Sanitation Fund

Mr. Barry M. Jackson, a British national with extensive experience in sanitation and in pro-poor financing for development, was announced today as the first Programme Manager of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC) new financing mechanism, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF).

Community-driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas – Its ...

Community organizations working with local NGOs have been responsible for many of the most cost-effective initiatives to improve and extend provision for water and sanitation to low-income urban households. This has a growing relevance within an urbanizing world, with a large and increasing proportion of those with low incomes who lack provision living in urban […]

Vision 21 – A Shared Vision for Hygiene, Sanitation and Water Supply and A ...

Vision 21 recognizes that if the goal of water, sanitation and hygiene for all is to be achieved, people’s roles must change. Through its unique collaborative and participatory process, Vision 21 aims to inspire those still without water supply, sanitation and hygiene services to overcome obstacles and initiate action themselves, while calling on their leaders […]