For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
- Re: Featured User in May 2015 - Pawan Jha from India - by: muench May 30, 2015I wish to say thank you to Pawan, Roslyn and Lasse for trying out a different format of introducing a featured forum member. Particular thanks to Pawan for taking the time for this long interview! I really appreciate that. It could be argued that it is a bit lengthy and that not many people will have time to listen to the entire interview. But the break-down […]
- Re: Estimates for the Unsafe Return of Human Excreta to the Environment (The Water Institute at UNC, USA) - by: joeturner May 30, 2015I also am interested in this 'safety' aspect. It seems to me there is a chronic lack of agreement as to what 'safe' is (as measured by DALYS, QMRA etc) - who is going to make that call and how? Also my observation from the UN debates on the Sustainable Development Goals is that the moves are away from universal standards and indicators an […]
- Re: Please help me with a global survey: how common are squatting toilets in your country? - by: Carol McCreary May 29, 2015Hi, Yanti, Thank you for posting the photo of the toilet with the flexible hose for cleansing. It's a great solution and I hope to adapt it to my toilet in the USA. The flexible hose is a cost effective alternative to much more complex options such as the automatic toilet seats from Japan or the separately plumbed bidet used in Europe.
- Re: Lessons Learned from the Dissemination of Biodigesters for Sanitation in Haiti, from 2010 to 2013 - by: Anthony May 29, 2015Dear Elisabeth, Christopher, Pawan et al., Thanks for stimulating the discussion on this thread; its motivating. We are currently optimizing 10 school biodigesters, the work is very challenging from both a hardware and a software perspective. However, there is incredibly humbling commitment from some of the school committees in order to harvest animal dung f […]
- Re: Please help me with a global survey: how common are squatting toilets in your country? - by: STAROPK May 29, 2015Dear Elisabeth, Thank you very much for given us this opportunity. i will tell you in PAKISTAN being muslim country anal cleansing is always with water even non muslims who are part of the country are using water considering the importance of health and hgiene. Percentage of squatting toilets in private homes 100%. each and every house has squatting toilets […]
- Re: Featured User in May 2015 - Pawan Jha from India - by: muench May 30, 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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