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: ODF and Slippage - Introduction and questions for discussion - by: TraceyKeatman October 7, 2015Nanpet Chuktu, from the WSSCC CoP has shared the following: Thank you for starting this discussion. I am from Nigeria and Concern Universal. We are supporting the GSF programme here as Executing Agency. My comments are on the following: Patterns of Slippage: Patterns of slippages we have here are: inter and intra communal conflicts which result in displaced […]
- Re: Brief on pit emptying as a business - by: JKMakowka October 7, 2015Thanks for posting this. I found the comment about the low demand for equipment very interesting (see also my comment in the other thread). I guess in many places the existing entrepreneurs are in a position were they are supplying a service to a small niche market and are not so interested in risking that market by scaling up their services.
- Re: Working directly with manual emptiers - any experience? - by: eshaylor October 7, 2015Hi Kris Funnily enough we had the opposite problem in SA. We desperately wanted to get competition into the market to force prices down but the regulation issues from the local government meant that you need enough money to ensure you could jump through the hoops and get the work in the first place, I am sure this can be a problem elsewhere. In the Philippin […]
- Re: Working directly with manual emptiers - any experience? - by: JKMakowka October 7, 2015Water for People has (had?) a program working to professionalize manual emptying in Kampala, Uganda utilizing the Gulper etc. Last year I had a longer chat with on of the bosses of such an enterprise, and what somewhat surprised me was that he (a pretty business minded person I think) was more interested in collaborating with other companies in the area in o […]
- Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Reuse of Wastewater (Greywater, blackwater or wastewater reuse, irrigation, aquaculture) - by: clint October 7, 2015Dear Mwaniki, Very nice to communicate with you. I would be interested to learn more about the companies and products you speak of combining various interesting concepts. Again, my experience is totally with greywater, no blackwater recycling and/or reuse. I do not believe we should have any blackwater in the first place by utilizing separation and compostin […]
- Re: ODF and Slippage - Introduction and questions for discussion - by: TraceyKeatman October 7, 2015
- The cost-effective way to protect against future Ebola outbreaks October 5, 2015At the height of the Ebola outbreak, we received reports of an astonishing statistic: all 284 open defecation- free communities were reporting that they were also Ebola-free, despite being surrounded by Ebola hotspots. Was there a link between being open defecation free and Ebola-free? Or between the Community-Led Total Sanitation process and Ebola resistanc […]6
- Amazing Success for Bangladesh in Sanitation October 5, 2015Bangladesh achieved amazing success in sanitation in 15 years. As much as 33 percent people used to defecate in the open in the year 2000, whereas the figure is now only 1 percent. At the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), a SAARC ministerial meeting to be held in Dhaka in next January, Bangladesh will be declared a ‘country free from open defec […]6
- 4th Annual Menstrual Hygiene Management in Wash in Schools Virtual Conference September 17, 2015UNICEF and the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University are hosting a free virtual conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools on Thursday 22nd October 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT). The theme is 'Championing MHM in Schools Through Evidence and Advocacy'.6
- Benue to host sanitation conference September 9, 2015Benue State Government has pledged its readiness to host the next Nigerian CLTS conference.6
- Mbulu and Mulongwe chiefdoms become ODF September 3, 2015Mbulu and Mulongwe chiefdoms in Samfya district deserve commendation for joining other chiefdoms in attaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status; a development aimed at inducing sustainable behavioural change and practices in hygiene and sanitation.6
- The cost-effective way to protect against future Ebola outbreaks October 5, 2015
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