For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
- Re: Reply: The excravator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014Hi Tsepo, Actually, Chris Buckley at UKZN has a prototype of the Excrevator. Unfortunately, we need to solve the trash problem- there is too much trash in many VIPs in Durban, and that will jam the screw auger. We are working on other methods for trash removal before pit emptying. Francis
- Re: "Fishing" for solid waste in a pit latrine - have you seen people do it? (example from Malawi) - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014We've also seen the way they do it in Blantyre, Malawi. Trash, unfortunately, is going to be there- as long as there are no solid waste disposal facilities. We have been working on the Excrevator, a screw auger for emptying pit latrines, and while it can handle solid waste, it will get jammed with too much. We are now experimenting with new ways of doin […]
- Re: RE: shit flow diagrams - does it need to be shit? - by: CeciliaRodrigues November 25, 2014Dear Peter, I am interested in knowing the terms in Portuguese you used when talking to the Mozambican Planning Ministry. Every time I translate into Portuguese it sounds awkward to me. I have faced diverse reactions in Brazil. I normally use 'Diagrama do fluxo da merda' or 'Diagrama do fluxo de dejetos', but I am still not sure how to ad […]
- Re: Fishing for solid waste - how have you seen people do it? - by: JKMakowka November 25, 2014This is a direct and almost unavoidable result of inadequate open-pit latrines. As much as I think the Gluper etc. are cool innovations and that they serve an obvious need for emptying existing legacy pit-latrines, they are a technological band-aid for a problem that has to be solved by switching to a different latrine technology. Or to say it a bit differen […]
- Re: New video!! Innovation in Urban Sanitation: FaME and U-ACT research in Sub-Saharan Africa - by: Moritz November 25, 2014Dear Ben, Dear Christoph, Thanks for your postive feedback and your comments on the video. Ben, FaME was a research project (SuSanA posts). We found that depending on the local market environment, energy recovery options such as faecal sludge to solid fuel can generate significantly more revenue compared to conventional enduse as soil conditoner in agricultu […]
- Re: Reply: The excravator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014
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