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COVID-19 : Maintaining hygiene preparedness in Nepal’s easternmost district
29 mai 2020
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 (...)
Nepal’s community close-watch system keeping COVID-19 at bay
29 mai 2020
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 (...)
Opinion : Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate
28 mai 2020
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 (...)
Menstrual hygiene and health – a call for dignity, rights and empowerment
28 mai 2020
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 (...)
Join us to end the sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health crisis !
28 mai 2020
Hind Khatib-Othman, Executive Chair of WSSCC, voices out the need for a scalable and global Fund to effectively tackle the sanitation and hygiene crisis with a transformative, long-term approach. For more information about the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund please check here The post Join us to (...)
Six takeaways on Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 and poor sanitation
26 mai 2020
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 (...)
Le WSSCC nomme un nouveau directeur exécutif
26 mai 2020
GENÈVE, 25 mai 2020 – Le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) et l’UNOPS annoncent la nomination de M. Dominic O’Neill au poste d’Executive Director du WSSCC. M. O’Neill apporte à cette fonction une richesse de connaissances et toutes sortes d’expériences (...)
WSSCC Names New Executive Director
25 mai 2020
GENEVA, 25 May 2020 – The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNOPS announce the appointment of Mr Dominic O’Neill as the new Executive Director of WSSCC. Mr O’Neill brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the development industry on a (...)
Amid lockdown, India’s youth initiative takes sanitary pads and hygiene awareness to women and girls
25 mai 2020
By Raza Naqvi A youth organization in New Delhi has been distributing sanitary pads and raising menstrual awareness among girls and women across India since 2016. While the country remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus, Project Baala is determined that its important work still gets (...)
Un village exemplaire au Bénin en matière de lutte contre la défécation à l’air libre
25 mai 2020
La foi au service de l’assainissement By Alain Tossounon Mobilisation et motivation des communautés et engagement d’un petit groupe d’artisans spécialisés : telles ont été les clés de la réussite du combat récemment gagné contre la défécation à l’air libre dans le village Onklou 2, situé à 50 kilomètres de (...)
A Nepal community builds on existing hygiene campaign to halt the spread of disease
24 mai 2020
By Renu Kshetry Communicate effective measures to prevent COVID-19 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 (...)
Strengthen Benin’s hygiene and sanitation communications
23 mai 2020
Interview with Alexis Tobada of Benin’s National Water Institute By Alain Tossounon Sociologist and speaker at Benin’s National Water Institute, Mr Alexis Tobada has a long experience in raising awareness for the adoption of hygiene and sanitation practices and, in particular, handwashing with (...)
To combat COVID-19, an Indian innovator designs zero touch handwashing station
22 mai 2020
By Raza Naqvi DELHI, India – An innovator in India has come up with a ‘no touch’ handwashing station to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and conserve water in the process. Tamchos Gurmet in the Leh district of northern India developed a design for better hand hygiene, which enables users to (...)
Le WSSCC évolue pour devenir le Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’hygiène d’ici à 2021
16 mai 2020
Pourquoi le WSSCC évolue-t-il pour devenir le Fonds pour l’assainissement et l’hygiène ? Depuis 1990, les actions du WSSCC ont fortement contribué à la réalisation de services d’assainissement et d’hygiène pour des millions de laissés pour compte. Grâce à notre Fonds mondial pour l’assainissement, nos (...)
WSSCC India hosts webinar on protecting vulnerable groups from COVID-19
15 mai 2020
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 (...)
Frequently Asked Questions – WSSCC is evolving into the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund by 2021
14 mai 2020
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 (...)
Entretien avec Mme Anuradha Gupta, directrice générale adjointe de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin
14 mai 2020
Per Eileen Palmer À l’occasion de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination, célébrée du 24 au 30 avril, le WSSCC a choisi cette année de s’entretenir avec Mme Anuradha Gupta, directrice générale adjointe de Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin. Invitée à décrire la mission de Gavi, qui est de sauver des vies d’enfants (...)
Interview with Ms Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
13 mai 2020
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 (...)
Daima Tutamkumbuka Mwalimu Rehema : Mmoja wa vinara Mahiri wa Hedhi Salama Nchini Tanzania
12 mai 2020
Mwanzilishi wa kampuni ya Kasole Secrets, Hyasintha Ntuyeko & WSSCC National Coordinator Wilhelmina Malima Mwaka 2013, Mwalimu Rehema Darueshi alihamishwa na kuanza kufundisha shule ya msingi Toa Ngoma iliyopo wilaya ya Kigamboni, mkoani Dar-es-Salaam nchini Tanzania. Mwl Rehema hakuridhika (...)
Remembering Rehema : A Passionate Champion of Menstrual Health and Hygiene in Tanzania
12 mai 2020
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 (...)