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: Sewage Treatment in India: "We are making collection, transportation, treatment and finally reuse of sewage mandatory" - by: zenrainman May 23, 2015There is quite a bit of seriousness to treat waste-water in my city Bengaluru for example. The city generates 1100 million litres of waste-water daily and is setting up 11 additional sewage treatment plants to the existing 14 to treat most of the waste-water generated by the end of 2016. In addition it is mandatory for all apartments and residential plotted […]
- Re: Are urinals commonly used in Muslim countries? Do Muslim users like to use urinals? - by: Owice May 23, 2015Hello from Jordan, I agree with all what Ehabiddin said in this regard in his post. In the past, before around 30 years, it was almost the only available toilets. I said almost because there was certain percentage (which I do not know) was using the "modern toilets", but I would say they were mostly within the rich layer of the community. From 30 y […]
- Re: Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta - by: F H Mughal May 23, 2015My "educated" guess is that the manual was issued this week. According to the WHO newsletter, the formal launch of the SSP Manual is scheduled at AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday 27 May at 12.40 (Room C05/06) at the King Fayd Palace.
- Re: New Publication- Container-based sanitation: assessing costs and effectiveness of excreta management in Cap Haitien, Haiti - by: stilmans May 23, 2015Dear Elisabeth, Thanks for your kind words and questions. I wrote a long response, but the page expired and it was lost when I pressed the submit button. Here is a second attempt. We're excited about this work because we believe it's important to provide rigorous research about CBS. This is only the first part of a two-part series. The second paper […]
- Re: squat for money - The Squatty Potty - "healthy colon - healthy life" (product from the US) - by: muench May 22, 2015The book by German medical student Giulia Enders which Emma mentioned above in this thread has also been translated to English and is apparently a bestseller, at least in Germany. In English it is called "Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ". (bookshop.theguardian.com/catalog/product/view/id/286789/) It is discussed here […]
- Re: Sewage Treatment in India: "We are making collection, transportation, treatment and finally reuse of sewage mandatory" - by: zenrainman May 23, 2015
- 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
- Ebola response: CLTS running strong in rural Liberia April 28, 2015This week in Bong County, the National Technical Coordinating Unit (NTCU) – responsible for setting Liberia’s national WASH guidelines – verified 29 new communities as Open Defecation Free (ODF). “What was originally just a short-term basic hygiene promotion has become another successful Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project,” said Global Communities […]6
- Chienge districts celebrates ODF success April 27, 2015Chienge's achievement as Zambia’s first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district should inspire other regions in the country for similar success, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Housing Danny Chingimbu said at the district’s celebration of attainment of ODF status.6
- Liberian ODF communities did not experience transmission of the Ebola virus April 16, 2015Mr. deVries, Chief of Party of Global COmmunities described the fight against the virus and the Community Led Total Sanitation program as an incredible and challenging experience.He said with all of these challenges faced by his entity during his tenure, tremendous progress was made in the fight against the Ebola virus, especially in safe burial and the Comm […]6
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015
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