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.
- Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: dandreatta July 1, 2015In my home city (Columbus, Ohio, USA) there are some hundreds of homeless people who camp out all or part of the year. It occurs to me that their situation is not so different from refugee camps, and work to improve their sanitation conditions might lead to insights applicable to other places. As such, I'm going to start working with local homeless orga […]
- Take Action on Hygiene: Co-sign a letter in support of a global hygiene indicator today! - by: WASHanna July 1, 2015All, I am writing to request that your organization co-sign a letter asking members of the UN Statistical Commission and policymakers to include hygiene as a global indicator in the SDGs. I realize that it is a very busy season for many, but we have a limited window in which to harness this critical opportunity to raise our collective hands in support of hyg […]
- Re: Testing Surface Disinfection Agents for the Inactivation of Helminth Eggs - by: joeturner July 1, 2015Thanks, that is very interesting. I wonder if there was any effort to quantify how many of the helminths survived the wiping treatment (or maybe the implication is that they all survived..) Pretty scary stuff.
- UNICEF/WHO: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 update and MDG assessment - by: campbelldb July 1, 2015The report marks the 25th anniversary of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme and is the final report on access to drinking water and sanitation ahead of the MDG’s. There is a link to the report, fact sheets, etc. on Sanitation Updates.
- Testing Surface Disinfection Agents for the Inactivation of Helminth Eggs - by: DanicaNaidoo July 1, 2015The eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa) has developed a programme that employs workers to empty pits, every 3-5 years. These workers then pose a risk to the health of their families due to cross-contamination, from the pits to their households. This study was therefore aimed at finding a cost-effective and easy way of disinfecting households and in […]
- Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: dandreatta July 1, 2015
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- Women Leaders target need for sanitation and hygiene April 30, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015
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