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: call to participation in water quality testing in Germany, Nov. 2015 - by: muench October 9, 2015Dear Gabriela, Thanks for your post. In which sense is this related to sanitation? Yes, water quality is of course related, but if they are only looking at night lighting in cities and the function of phototrophic microorganisms to fix carbon, then what is the relationship? Unless there is e.g. a hypothesis that clean rivers are more affected by night lighti […]
- Re: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: sudheer October 9, 2015HI, A similar model has been developed by An Indian Professor At IIT kanpur, Its called the zero discharge toilet.. looks the same as Aquatron to me.. Can anybody tell me if there is any difference other than the post-treatment method of solids and liquids after separation?
- Re: Honey bucket?? Shouldn't it be called bucket toilet or bucket latrine? An argument on Wikipedia. - by: muench October 9, 2015Thanks Carol and Joe! Meanwhile a lot lot of new people have also contributed on the Wikipedia talk page which is great (scrol to the bottom): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Honey_bucket Nice to hear about your Yoga class survey, Carol. It's interesting that almost all of them (= people from the U.S.) did connect honey bucket to some type of toilet (but not […]
- Re: Honey bucket?? Shouldn't it be called bucket toilet or bucket latrine? An argument on Wikipedia. - by: joeturner October 9, 2015Right, I'm not even sure it is very widespread in N America. What is certainly true is that: Alaska historically had a faecal collection system in buckets which were called "honey buckets". I don't know how many communities still have this, but from what I hear they are being fazed out. There is a brand of temporary chemical toilets in No […]
- call to participation in water quality testing in Germany, Nov. 2015 - by: Gabriela October 9, 2015Dear All, this might be of your interest if you currently in Germany. Call to the general public to participate in the evaluation of inland Waters quality in Germany (2.11.2015 to 15.11.2015). The project is coordinated by the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). It intends to evaluate the influence of night lighting in cities […]
- Re: call to participation in water quality testing in Germany, Nov. 2015 - by: muench October 9, 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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