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Contribution du WSSCC à la riposte du Bénin au COVID-19
20 juillet 2020
Les médias en campagne pour l’adoption des bonnes pratiques d’hygiène Par Alain Tousson COTONOU, Bénin – À l’instar de plusieurs organisations partenaires, la Coordination nationale du WSSCC met en œuvre depuis quelques mois une campagne médiatique dans le cadre de sa stratégie de riposte à la pandémie (...)
Les acteurs de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène au Bénin plaident pour un financement local durable
19 juillet 2020
Par Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Bénin – L’Association nationale des communes du Bénin (ANCB) a engagé un plaidoyer auprès des ministères sectoriels concernés afin d’accroître les ressources affectées à l’hygiène et à l’assainissement de base avec le soutien du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnent en (...)
We Need the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund, Says Menstrual Health Activist
18 juillet 2020
By Daniel KARANJA, WSSCC Member and Founding Director COSEDI I became a member of WSSCC in January 2017. Being a member of WSSCC has exposed me to new opportunities, enabled me to learn critical new skills, and has allowed me to become a voice for menstrual health. It has also given me the (...)
WSSCC India webinar brings organizations together to discuss menstrual health and hygiene
17 juillet 2020
By Raza Naqvi NEW DELHI, India – Female-friendly toilets, sensitization toward boys and men, health services and menstrual waste were among the topics experts and activists raised on Menstrual Hygiene Day during a webinar co-organized by WSSCC’s India Support Unit. “WSSCC India has always (...)
COVID-19 : Uninsured and unprotected on the front line
16 juillet 2020
A day in the life of a sanitation worker during the pandemic By Hoby Randrianimanana The clock strikes eight on a Sunday morning in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. 51-year-old Randriamiandrisoa Jean Juste, “Ramery,” is the first member of his crew to show up at work and gets ready for (...)
WASH practitioners stand on the frontline of Nigeria’s COVID-19 response
15 juillet 2020
By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners in Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overemphasized as working on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus requires both courage and commitment. Mr Benson Attah, (...)
Spreading safe hygiene and menstrual health messages across rural villages in India
14 juillet 2020
By Raza Naqvi As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in India, WSSCC is shoring up its resources to work to educate as many people as possible about COVID-19 and the need for sanitation and hygiene in order to stop the spread of the pandemic. “We are organising awareness sessions (...)
Leading by example to set sanitation and hygiene standards at a Tanzanian village
13 juillet 2020
By Aidan Tarimo KONGWA, Tanzania – 28-year-old Huruma is the Village Executive Officer at the Tanzanian village of Msunjilile B in Kongwa District. Whenever the sun rises, Huruma sets out with one goal – serving her people with honour and dignity. At the core of her duties lies the call to make (...)
Sustaining Sanitation and Hygiene in Madagascar : the Impact of the Pandemic
12 juillet 2020
Interview with Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa By Hoby Randrianimanana ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – Dr Fano Randriamanantsoa is the Community Mobilization Specialist at the Fonds d’Appui pour l’Assainissement (FAA), WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund programme in Madagascar. A medical doctor by training, Fano (...)
Addressing period shame alongside stigma, poverty, illiteracy and inequality
11 juillet 2020
Interview with a leading champion for menstrual health and hygiene in Nigeria By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – Ms Elsie Doolumum Ozika, Founder of Toilet Kulture Initiative (TKI), a non-governmental organization and stakeholder in Nigeria’s National Task Group on Sanitation, is an unwavering (...)
Creating a virtual safe space to talk about a period with ‘love and positivity’
10 juillet 2020
Kenya’s gender equality advocate aims to demystify menstrual health via online period parties By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, Kenya – Janet Mbugua is a household name in Kenya, following her career as a news anchor and media personality on some of the country’s top TV stations – Kenya Television Network (...)
In Photos : Spreading vital information across communities in Ethiopia to protect against COVID-19
9 juillet 2020
By Mesfin Gebreyes and Machrine Birungi ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – In this landlocked country of 108 million people, approximately 80 per cent of the population lives in rural communities. This makes spreading public health messages difficult, but Ethiopia has risen to the challenge. Here are some (...)
COVID-19 : PAPHyR supports training for proper hygiene and a safe and dignified burial in Benin
9 juillet 2020
By Alain Tossounon COTONOU, Benin – Techniques for preventing further spread of COVID-19 while providing dignified burial for people who have succumbed to the disease was the subject of a four-day workshop convened in Benin’s northern city of Parakou in late June. The training was provided for (...)
Mysuru duo steps up for underprivileged women amid COVID-19 pandemic
8 juillet 2020
By Raza Naqvi MYSURU, India – A lawyer-doctor duo have stepped up to ensure that menstrual hygiene and awareness are given priority, as the strict lockdown in India impacts the supply of menstrual hygiene products to millions of young girls and women. Dr Sagarika Nithyanand and Manasa Rao from (...)
Menstrual health and hygiene to be taught in Nepali schools
8 juillet 2020
MHMPA supports revision of curriculum starting in fourth grade By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – Lessons on menstrual health and hygiene will soon form part of the curriculum for students in schools across Nepal. The subject will be taught in grades 4 through 10 following revisions to the (...)
In the fight against the sanitary pad crisis, a Mumbai girl reaches out to 14,000 women
7 juillet 2020
By Raza Naqvi MUMBAI, India – Over the past three months, 26-year-old Deane De Menezes and her team in Mumbai, have been working hard to reach out to women living in low-income areas. Ms De Menezes, who made it to the Forbes ’30 under 30’ Asia list in 2019, has distributed over 240,000 sanitary (...)
COVID-19 : WSSCC-supported community schools in Nepal repurposed as good-hygiene quarantine centres
6 juillet 2020
By Renu Kshetry KATHMANDU, Nepal – In Arghakhanchi district, 460 kilometres west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, community schools are being repurposed as quarantine centres during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a total sanitation campaign launched in July 2019 by the Global Sanitation (...)
Nigeria’s Conditional Cash Transfer Programme to support poor women and girls and their menstrual health and hygiene
6 juillet 2020
By Olajide Adelana ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Government of Nigeria has pledged its support to protect the dignity of menstruating women and girls in Nigeria during a World Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD) event. The honourable Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, stated (...)
Long-running advocacy in Nepal to realize menstrual health and hygiene for all
2 juillet 2020
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 (...)
Sanitation and hygiene supplies donated for Benin’s battle against COVID-19
2 juillet 2020
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 (...)
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