New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Women in sanitation let’s meet each other this International Women’s Day! - by: jjsanchez March 24, 2018Hi Everyone, Great to read your introductions! Thanks for sharing. I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. My research is similar to Sophie's - I'm also looking at the relationship between enteropathogen infection and growth faltering in young children by developing causal pathways of these infections from household factors (prima […]
- Ecological Public Toilets for India? Is it possible? - by: ecoloo March 24, 2018Hi Kevin, Thank you for your message. Please find below answers to your questions: 1) What is that bacterial culture? Why do you need more bacteria, since there is already a lot of bacteria inside the feces. Our special bacterial culture blend formula treats the waste very fast within 3-4 days only while the bacteria inside the feces might take few months. T […]
- Dysfunctional Water and Sanitation Projects in Sindh (Pakistan) - by: F H Mughal March 24, 2018Dysfunctional Water and Sanitation Projects in Sindh (Pakistan) The Judicial Commission is currently investigating the water and sanitation projects in the Sindh province of Pakistan. These 2 links, below, show the state of affairs of the water and sanitation (W&S) projects in Sindh (there are many links, but I'm highlighting only 2): www.dawn.com/n […]
- Menstrual Hygiene in Schools - by: DianeKellogg March 24, 2018Biodegradable pads are being made in over 40 "mini-factories" in India, and 4 or so in East Africa. Women are trained to use a hand-operated machine and to source compostable materials locally. The machine was designed by Aakar Innovations in India. aakarinnovations.com/ I would also refer you to People's Dialogue in Ghana, as for about a year […]
- Looking for implementing partners and funds to trial 'Poop-chart' to increase take-up of water purification tablets - by: muench March 23, 2018Dear Akib, This sounds very interesting! I love it when health messages and sanitation messages go hand in hand and ask for the same type of behaviour change in an integrated way (e.g. handwashing or drinking water treatment tablets). Please tell us a bit more what you are looking for? What kind of partnering do you have in mind and in which countries? you s […]
- Women in sanitation let’s meet each other this International Women’s Day! - by: jjsanchez March 24, 2018