Where it has been introduced, CLTS has been integrated with other development initiatives. Besides ending open defecation, the focus is on a more comprehensive package which includes wastewater management, solid waste disposal, overall hygiene and more. The approach has also been modified in some countries to ‘School-led Total Sanitation (SLTS)’, whereby schools are the prime drivers in achieving ODF status. This has widened the spread of CLTS and its impact, both among adults and children. Plan, Water Aid and UNICEF have become important disseminators and champions of CLTS. Today, it is present in many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, it has taken root in 28 countries and gained the support of decision makers and professionals, who have recognised it as a successful, cost-effective approach and have issued a declaration to urge governments to take more decisive steps to ensure ODF environments among local communities.
- ~500,000 people in the U.S.A. lack adequate water and sanitation - by: KaiMikkel September 27, 2016A population roughly the size of Malta's and all residing within the boarders of the wealthiest country on earth (the United States of America) does not have access to adequate sanitation and water: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/health/plumbing-united-states-poverty.html?_r=1&referer=
- TDS: Suggested readings for thematic discussion on sector integration - by: phynes September 27, 2016Dear Forum Members, The following readings have been selected to help give some background to this conversation and the need for integration. If you have a chance, look through these documents to prepare yourself for our conversation: (1) Preventing environmental enteric dysfunction through improved water, sanitation and hygiene: an opportunity for stunting […]
- TDS: Invitation to participate in our thematic discussion on sector integration - by: phynes September 27, 2016Dear Forum Members, You are invited to a thematic discussion around integration in the first 1,000 days hosted by the newly launched BabyWASH Coalition and called: Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children – how and when to integrate? The new era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has enhanced the conversation around the need for […]
- Re: Theme 1: Policy Issues on the Regional and Global Level - by: CONSOLATE September 27, 2016Dear Katrin, Thank you for the summary. Just some comments: - There is no lack of cooperation but there is a need of enhancing cooperation at high level - I believe that teachers have some knowledge and capacity. There is a need of building their knowledge and capacity. Thank you Consolate
- Re: Theme 1: Policy Issues on the Regional and Global Level - by: PhilipPurnell September 27, 2016I agree that nutrition has a crucial impact on student learning outcomes having particular high impact on brain development in early child development. Globally, both health and education research points to the critical link between adequate nutrition/malnutrition and child learning. This is why many Ministries of Education in Southeast Asia prioritize schoo […]
- ~500,000 people in the U.S.A. lack adequate water and sanitation - by: KaiMikkel September 27, 2016
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