Recently-retired Indian cricket legend SachinTendulkar has become UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia to promote hygiene and sanitation in the region over the next two years.
“I was disheartened to know was that 1600 children die everyday because of diarrhoeal infected diseases”, Tendulkar said at a press conference on 28 November in Mumbai. “I just want to help UNICEF to make more people aware of this initiative that I am part of. It is as simple as washing your hands with soap”.
A video compilation highlights Tendulkar’s involvement in UNICEF campaigns over the past ten years on issues including polio, HIV/AIDS and handwashing.
“I cannot digest that because of no proper toilets, girls drop out of schools. Education is very important for every child and I am extremely happy and privileged to be part of this campaign. Everyone should support this cause,” Tendulkar, who launched the campaign as its brand ambassador, said.
“There are a lot of experienced people to take this campaign forward but it boils down to financial contribution without which things cannot be achieved,” he added. Continue reading →
INDIA has to do a big job. More than half a billion citizens don’t have a toilet and the country needs to build 28 new loos every minute over the next four years to meet the Indian Government’s ambitious sanitation target.
One in two Indians, or about 650 million people, now defecate in the open and the untreated waste poses a serious health risk.
Last year India added about 11 million new toilets but the government wants the rate of construction to increase. (…)
The Indian cricket star, Sachin Tendulkar, has been enlisted to help promote hand washing with soap, which can reduce diarrhoeal cases by almost half and acute respiratory illnesses by 30 per cent.
On 18 October 2008, Global Handwashing Day was celebrated for the first time in over 70 countries.
Watch below the official Global Handwashing Day video, with Nelson Mandela and clips from Africa, Asia and Latin America – also available on the Global Handwashing Day web site. The song is by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, The Wiggles, a children’s music group from Australia.
UNICEF has also produced a special video for Global Handwashing Day. It features UNICEF Senior Adviser for Sanitation and Hygiene Therese Dooley, UNICEF goodwill ambassador. singer Hayley Westenra, in Ghana and The Wiggles.
UNICEF India made this public service announcement video clip featuring International cricket sensation Sachin Tendulkar.
Bollywood actress Raima Sen, accompanied by Sulabh International’s Bhindeswar Pathak, launched the Global Hand Washing Day campaign to teach school children about handwashing at constitution club in New Delhi, India.
In India, cricket star Sachin Tendulkar will be leading the campaign that will see children across South Asia simultaneously washing their hands.
The UN says it wants to get over the message that this simple routine is one of the most effective ways of preventing killer diseases. (…)
(…) From Kabul to Karachi and from Delhi to Dhaka, millions of children will take part in the campaign and pledge to embrace more hygienic practices by the simple act of washing their hands. India has recruited one of the country’s biggest sporting icons, cricket star Sachin Tendulkar, to be the face of the campaign. Washing hands will be the topic of Afghan television and radio talk shows and Pakistani newscasts. Nepal’s new Maoist government is sending out mobile text messages. In Bhutan, special animated videos have been made with Bhutanese characters (…)
Dear Trevor, Thanks for inviting us all to this webinar on the TAF that was developed by the project WASHtech which has now come to an end. I have a few small questions: How come SuSanA is hosting this event, did it have any involvement in the WASHtech project, or is it mainly because Skat is a SuSanA partner? Will there be a recording of the webinar made av […]
Just a quick reply to Marielle - would it be possible for you to state what IRC's position is on how to create demand for sanitation, especially in the dominantly rural-poor context where most open defecation takes place? Other than questioning CLTS, it would be helpful to know what approach IRC promotes or advocates for. Thanks!
SuSanA secretariat and WASHtech invites you to participate in a webinar that will present and discuss the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) developed during the WASHtech project: www.washtechnologies.net When: 16h00 CET on 12th March 2014 (Time converter: www.worldtimebuddy.com/) Webinar outline: 15h30- Webinar room open 16h00- Welcome by Trevor Surri […]
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CDD Society is organizing a training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) from May 26-30, 2014, in Bangalore, India. Please see attached document for detailed information and application procedures. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bangalore!
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Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
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