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.
- Re: Theme 1: Policy Issues on the Regional and Global Level - by: DavidAlan September 28, 2016If I may make a small comment at this late stage. We have but 70 school ecosans, mainly in Tamil Nadu, and these cover circa 30,000 pupils about 65% being girls. We provide a before and after training programme. There is no doubt from our experience that where the head teacher and staff engage with the pupils regarding the facilities there is better usage an […]
- Re: Is there a standard for handwashing taps/stations to learners? - by: AlexanderWinkscha September 28, 2016It is an interesting question that John is asking here - and I find it even more interesting that the first reaction is to start from a "standard" number. I would try to approach it the other way around: How many students do you have in your school and what do you want to achieve with the handwashing station? If you need taps for handwashing after […]
- Re: Theme 1: Policy Issues on the Regional and Global Level - by: AlexanderWinkscha September 28, 2016Dear Cecile and Philip, indeed, here in Lao PDR we have just recently started cooperation with both the World Food Program and PLAN International (funded through WFP) to combine the FIT approach with their school feeding programs. Based on research into their intervention outcomes, WFP identified that there should be a stronger emphasis on Hygiene in order t […]
- Re: Theme 2: Implementation Level - by: JovanaD September 28, 2016Peer-to-peer education on hygiene in schools Recognizing that access to safe drinking-water and sanitation is a human right and that young people are at the core of action on water, sanitation and hygiene, the European Environment and Health Youth Coalition (EEHYC) has been working on engaging youth in daily hand washing promotion, menstrual hygiene educatio […]
- Re: Makers and Shakers of Urban Sanitation: Unthinking the Debate - by: puneet September 28, 20161. • Does sanitation need an expanded definition in the urban context – home toilets for all networked to city systems or decentralized comparable options? Covered drains with last mile connections? Door-to-door waste collection by municipalities? - I do not see any problem in both networked centralized and decentralized options including hybrid solutions. W […]
- Re: Theme 1: Policy Issues on the Regional and Global Level - by: DavidAlan September 28, 2016
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Add to favourites