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.
- Re: Air travel to conferences, site visits, etc. - by: Kobbyus April 1, 2015At a recently held Nexus Conference in Dresden, Germany the issue of climate change was paramount. Population growth and urbanisation with their attendant impact on climate were some of the key themes for discussion at various sessions that had several papers delivered. During a discussion on the sideline of the conference, a participant's comment was j […]
- Re: Sanitation in Hospitals - WASH in Health Care Facilities for better health care services (WHO report) - by: RobynChristine April 1, 2015Definitely Agree Jbr! Great to hear about work with Terres des Hommes - there is for sure lots of potential for collaborating. We have collaborated with the SoapBox on assessment tools as well! Check this out for what has been done so far - the toolkit has since been adapted and used in Zanzibar as well soapboxcollaborative.org/?page_id=3232
- Re: What do we know about odorous gases from composting toilets (or from composting in general)? - by: joeturner April 1, 2015According to a paper at the FSM3 conference: Since 2002, eThekwini Municipality has installed over 80,000 Urine Diversion (UD) double vault toilets at the household level in rural areas. This technology was selected to replace Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines (VIPs) as the Municipality’s basic onsite sanitation option as it was expected that the UD systems w […]
- Re: What do we know about odorous gases from composting toilets (or from composting in general)? - by: muench April 1, 2015(I think we need to tidy up this thread and break is off into a separate thread as the heading doesn't match with the content of the last few posts) I am with Christoph on this one: pragmatic solutions are needed which are good enough ( meeting minimum standards, yes), rather than theorizing about a miracle technically perfect solution - which is actual […]
- Re: What do we know about odorous gases from composting toilets (or from composting in general)? - by: joeturner April 1, 2015I understand that after consideration the authorities in eThekwini have decided that is not good enough and are emptying and collecting the faeces in the UDDTs for central treatment.
- Re: Air travel to conferences, site visits, etc. - by: Kobbyus April 1, 2015
- Call for written evidence on community led health systems and the Ebola outbreak March 27, 2015The Africa APPG together with Polygeia seeks to explore the lessons from the Ebola crisis for community-led health systems strengthening through examining the current response to the Ebola crisis, and gathering evidence from experts and the affected communities in West Africa.6
- ODF communities in Margibi didn't experience Ebola virus March 25, 2015Communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) did not experience any case of the Ebola outbreak, despite other surrounding communities in Marbibi county that experienced the worst cases.6
- Long way to go for a clean India March 23, 2015Indians attained political freedom under the leadership of Mahatma Ghandi, but his dream of a clean India remains unfulfilled.6
- Sanitation and stunting: What do toilets have to do with nutrition? March 6, 2015On Wednesday 25 March 2015, from 12:30 -14:00, a lunch-time conference on the linkages between sanitation and nutrition will take place at the European Commission in Brussels.6
- Webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation March 4, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub is hosting a webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10am GMT. Ben Cole will be discussing his experiences in applying participatory design to accompany and extend Malawi’s national CLTS program since 20126
- Call for written evidence on community led health systems and the Ebola outbreak March 27, 2015
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