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By Alain Tossounon Protective masks, handwashing devices, soap and spraying equipment were among the supplies given to the Government of Benin in early June in support of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. The contribution was made by an organization working in the health and sanitation sector: the Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Practices Improvement […]

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, […]

Interview with Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, CEO of EPiAfric By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor, Chief Executive Officer of EPiAfric, an Abuja-based African population health consultancy group, is a leading advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and epidemic preparedness in Nigeria. Dr Nsofor sat down with WSSCC to discuss Nigeria’s COVID-19 response, […]

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 […]

Interview with the national coordinator for the Society of Water and Sanitation in Nigeria By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The Society of Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) is a group of civil society organizations in Nigeria’s WASH sector, supported by WSSCC. Its national coordinator, Benson Attah, recently spoke with WSSCC on the COVID-19 response and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GENEVA – Ms Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, is calling upon world leaders to commit to the establishment of a new global Fund to develop and implement the community-based sanitation and hygiene solutions, and prevent future pandemics. Transcript – Calling for a global fund dedicated to sanitation and […]

New innovation offers women and girls the confidence and space to manage their menstruation By Machrine Birungi Nearly 121 million women and adolescent girls in India use on average eight sanitary napkins per menstrual cycle. That translates to 1 million pads generated monthly, which then results into 12 billion pads produced and disposed of annually […]

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Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2016

Global Sanitation Fund
The 2016 GSF Progress Report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of GSF’s activities and performance in 2016, as well as over the period of WSSCC’s 2012-2016 Medium-Term Strategic Plan. The latest information on GSF’s structure and concepts at the date of publication is also provided. Since GSF was established, over $117 million has been committed for 13 country programmes. These commitments, and the work of thousands of partners and champions, have enabled 15.2 million people to live in open defecation free environments; 12.8 million to gain access to improved toilets; and 20 million to gain access to handwashing facilities. In 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals came into force, and the GSF network of over 120,000 stakeholders actively worked to ensure it was well-equipped for the new era.Le Rapport d’avancement du GSF donne une vue d’ensemble globale des activités menées par le GSF en 2016 et pendant la période couverte par le Plan stratégique à moyen terme 2012-2016 du WSSCC, et analyse ses performances sur ces années. Elle comprend également les informations les plus récentes quant à la structure du GSF et aux concepts utiles à la date de la publication du présent rapport, puisque celles-ci se rapportent aux travaux du GSF en 2016. Depuis la création du GSF, plus de 117 millions de dollars ont été affectés à 13 programmes de pays. Ces engagements financiers et le travail de nos milliers de partenaires et de champions ont permis au GSF d’engranger des résultats probants. 15,2 millions de personnes peuvent vivre dans un environnement exempt de défécation à l’air libre. De plus, 12,8 millions de personnes ont accès à des toilettes améliorées et 20 millions de personnes ont accès à des installations pour se laver les mains. 2016 a été marqué par l’adoption des objectifs de développement durable, et le réseau du GSF s’est employé à faire en sorte de disposer des capacités requises dans ce nouveau contexte.

CSW61 Side Event: Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in Inf...

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On March 20th, 2017 the Permanent Missions of Niger and Singapore to the United Nations in New York hosted an event on the sidelines of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. Co-organized by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UN Women, this event highlighted the daily sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by women and girls in the informal economy. Read the event report here.Briefing note for the side event at CSW61 in New York on Women’s Access to Sanitation and Hygiene in the Informal Sector. Includes experiences of active women in West and Central Africa with findings from Cameroon, Niger and Senegal.

Global Sanitation Fund Factsheet

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In this two-page factsheet, learn more about the Global Sanitation Fund's (GSF) focus areas, themes, key results, supported countries and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.Tout sur le Fonds Mondial pour l'Assainissement (GSF) du WSSCC.

MHM –The experience of nomadic and sedentary populations in Niger

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This study examines and analyses behaviours and practices for the management of menstrual hygiene and their impact on the living conditions of sedentary and nomadic women and girls in Niger. The study was carried out in the regions of Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua and Tillabéri under the Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa and implemented by WSSCC and UN Women. The findings of the study reveal various shortcomings, especially in rural areas and, more specifically, among nomadic populations. It highlights that women and girls can fully participate in society and the economy and lead active lives in school, work and leisure if they are better informed. The study also recommends that MHM needs to be clearly articulated in public policies and national strategies with associated budgets and monitoring systems.La présente étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle (GHM) examine et analyse les comportements et les pratiques en matière de gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle et leur impact sur les conditions de vie des femmes et des filles sédentaires et nomades au Niger. L’étude été réalisée dans quatre régions du Niger: Maradi, Zinder, Tahoua, et Tillabéri. Elle s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme conjoint du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement WSSCC et d’ONU Femmes « Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement » mené en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre.

Mid-Term Review of WSSCC’s Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2012-2016 –...

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In 2015, the WSSCC commissioned a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) 2012-16 to assess its progress against intended results in the MTSP. The MTR was designed to contribute to organisational learning as well as to meet the accountability requirements of WSSCC’s Steering Committee and donors. The MTR covers the period 2012-2014, with additional analysis of progress made as part of the 2015-2016 Biennial Work Plan up to February 2016. The review was undertaken by IFMR LEAD and managed for quality assurance by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) under the 3ie Sanitation and Hygiene Thematic Window.WSSCC has issued a Management Response to the recommendations in the review, with a comprehensive internal response plan developed for each recommendation, under the headings of Programme Strategy, Monitoring and Evaluation and Governance.

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

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Many non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral donors, recognize the importance of closely working with governments in sanitation and hygiene programmes. Collective behaviour change approaches, such as Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), are also increasingly being embraced by governments as an alternative to traditional subsidy and enforcement-based approaches. This ‘GSF in focus’ case study presents eight lessons learned from the GSF-supported Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) in coordinating, planning, and implementing CLTS at scale through a decentralized government system. The USF is the largest programme of its kind in Uganda. The programme, which began in 2011, is currently implemented by 30 District Local Governments under the overall management of the Ministry of Health. By September 2016, the USF reported helping over three million people live in open defecation free (ODF) environments.De nombreuses organisations non gouvernementales et intergouvernementales, ainsi que des donateurs bilatéraux et multilatéraux, reconnaissent l’importance de travailler en étroite collaboration avec les gouvernements dans le cadre des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène. Des approches collectives en matière de changement de comportement, telles que l’ATPC, sont de plus en plus adoptées par les gouvernements comme une alternative aux démarches traditionnelles axées sur les subventions et la répression. Cette étude de cas intitulée « Gros plan sur le GSF » présente huit enseignements tirés du programme du Fonds ougandais pour l’assainissement (USF) soutenu par le Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement (GSF) dans le cadre de la coordination, de la planification et de la mise en oeuvre de l’ATPC à grande échelle1 par l’intermédiaire d’un système administratif décentralisé. L’USF est le programme le plus important de ce genre en Ouganda. Débuté en 2011, il est actuellement mis en oeuvre par 30 gouvernements locaux de district2 sous la supervision du ministère de la Santé. En septembre 2016, l’USF a indiqué avoir aidé plus de trois millions de personnes à vivre dans un environnement exempt de défécation à l’air libre.

Information letter 9 – WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, ...

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Highlighting the main points and events since the second half of the year (July to December 2016), this information letter focuses on: Highlighting strengths and weaknesses of sanitation programmes in Senegal,- including sanitation expert findings, international norms and standards-, concrete steps on how to improve MHM in refugee camps in Cameroon through observations within three separate refugee camps that are home to some 38,000 men, women and children. Menstrual waste management in West and Central Africa is also covered reporting on a technical workshop hosted by the Senegal Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in October. Also, Menstrual Hygiene Management is reaching main results in Cameroon after five municipalities have committed to integrate it into their budget plans, before key result of the MHM trainers platform and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign are mentioned.Cette lettre d'information met l'accent sur les points et événements forts de la seconde moitié de l'année (de juillet à décembre 2016). Elle pointe les forces et les faiblesses des programmes d'assainissement au Sénégal, y compris les résultats de l’expert en assainissement, les normes internationales ; la façon d'améliorer la GHM dans les camps de réfugiés au Cameroun à travers des observations dans trois camps de réfugiés séparés qui accueillent quelque 38 000 hommes, femmes et enfants. La gestion des déchets menstruels en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre est également couverte suite à un atelier technique organisé par le Ministère sénégalais de l'environnement et du développement durable en octobre. En outre, la gestion de l'hygiène menstruelle obtient des résultats importants au Cameroun après que cinq municipalités se sont engagées à l'intégrer dans leurs plans budgétaires, avant de mentionner les résultats clés de la plateforme des formateurs en GHM et la campagne de 16 jours d'activisme contre la violence faite aux femmes.