- Re: Webinar: WASHing Away Diseases, Two Hands at a Time: February 18, 2016 at 9 am EST - USAID WASHplus project - by: BijanFHI360 February 12, 2016Hello, Thank you for your interest in attending the USAID WASHplus webinar. The webinar will begin at 9 am EST on the 18th, as indicated on the flyer. I registered and found no discrepancy with the time in the confirmation. I apologize for the inconvenience. -Bijan
- Re: Who invented the term "WASH" for water, sanitation, hygiene? Was it WSSCC in around the year 2000? - by: eddyperez February 12, 2016I guess I qualify as a "more senior" member of the WASH community. Starting in about 1995, USAID has a project called the WASH project that was set up to provide USAID with technical expertese but that also developed many knowledge products used throughout the global sector. I do not know if that was the first time the phrase was used - but it cert […]
- Re: 21st SuSanA Meeting - in Kampala, Uganda in June 2016 - by: JKMakowka February 12, 2016Please give my former colleagues from UWASNET (www.uwasnet.org) a notice about this, I am sure they will be happy to help out and facilitate MoWE coordination.
- Strategic Plans for Public Toilet Management in Australia - by: sujatha February 12, 2016Australia appears to offer several best practices and frameworks for public toilet management. Below are a few reference links that I found while researching for a GIZ-supported project involving technical assistance to the Government of India around public toilets management . www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/sites/default/fi...idelines_updated.pdf www.cityofsydney. […]
- Key documents for the sub-category on greywater, blackwater or wastewater reuse and irrigation - by: muench February 12, 2016For more information about why I am creating this new thread, please see here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-gen...d-sub-category-level ++++++++++++++ This thread is a "sticky thread" which means it will always remain at the top of this sub-category. It contains a recommendation and orientation for newcomers regarding the most important five […]
- Re: Webinar: WASHing Away Diseases, Two Hands at a Time: February 18, 2016 at 9 am EST - USAID WASHplus project - by: BijanFHI360 February 12, 2016
- Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege? January 29, 2016Adequate sanitation is a human right, recognised by the UN.petra
- Rural Indore free from open defecation January 26, 2016Whistle-blower kids have done it for Indore district.petra
- Swachh Bharat campaign: More money down the drain? December 11, 2015Subsidy-driven Swachh Bharat is a failed, old idea. What is needed to stop open defecation is a community-driven approach that has worked wonders in Bangladesh.petra
- Webinar on Engaging Local Actors in Sanitation Behavior Change: Case Studies of CLTS (Plan/UNC) December 9, 2015Join UNC and Plan for a webinar on Thursday, December 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 am (EST) as they shpetra
- CLTS Sharing and Learning workshop at SACOSAN VI in Dhaka December 8, 2015On Sunday 10th January 2016, the CLTS Knowledge Hub at IDS, UNICEF and WSSCC are co-convening a CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop as part of the SACOSAN VI Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh.petra
- Bum deal: is access to a toilet a human right or a privilege? January 29, 2016
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The former senior director of BRAC’s disaster management and climate change (DMCC) and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes, Dr Babar Kabir, died on 15 January 2015. Under his leadership more than 37 million people in Bangladesh were provided with hygienic sanitation and another two million with access to safe water through the BRAC WASH Programme.
IRC has been a knowledge partner of BRAC WASH since 2006. Thanks to Dr. Kabir, BRAC supported IRC’s contributions to Sanitation Updates from 2012-2015.
— Ingeborg Krukkert (@ikrukkert) January 16, 2016
In 2013, Dr. Kabir gave this short video interview about the BRAC WASH programme for WaterCouchTV.
In 2014, Dr. Kabir left BRAC. He recently became Bangladesh Country Director for Water.org
Dr. Babar Kabir, a giant. We are bereft with the news of his passing and in awe of his immense contributions to WASH and our community.
— Claire Lyons (@PPPAdvisory) January 15, 2016
Babar Kabir is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and Environmental Enteropathy in Bangladeshi Children. mBio, Jan 2016
Authors: Jeffrey R. Donowitz, Rashidul Haque, et al.
Recent studies suggest small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is common among developing world children. SIBO’s pathogenesis and effect in the developing world are unclear. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of SIBO in Bangladeshi children and its association with malnutrition. Secondary objectives included determination of SIBO’s association with sanitation, diarrheal disease, and environmental enteropathy.
The strongest predictors of SIBO were decreased length-for-age Z score since birth (odds ratio [OR], 0.13; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.03 to 0.60) and an open sewer outside the home (OR, 4.78; 95% CI, 1.06 to 21.62). Recent or frequent diarrheal disease did not predict SIBO. The markers of intestinal inflammation fecal Reg 1β (116.8 versus 65.6 µg/ml; P = 0.02) and fecal calprotectin (1,834.6 versus 766.7 µg/g; P = 0.004) were elevated in SIBO-positive children. Measures of intestinal permeability and systemic inflammation did not differ between the groups.
These findings suggest linear growth faltering and poor sanitation are associated with SIBO independently of recent or frequent diarrheal disease. SIBO is associated with intestinal inflammation but not increased permeability or systemic inflammation.
Hookworm Infections and Sanitation Failures Plague Rural Alabama. by Brett Walton, Circle of Blue, Dec 17 2015.
An excerpt – A measure of desperation and disease, parasitic infections caused by hookworms are seen by medical specialists as a powerful betrayal of civic progress. More than 700 million people worldwide, many of them children, are infected by a microscopic worm that left unattended causes serious anemia. In the United States, hookworm was prevalent in the Deep South around the turn of the 20th century until modern sewage treatment systems and better hygiene practices eradicated the scourge.
Or so it was thought.
In Lowndes County, Alabama, a young professor of infectious diseases named Rojelio Mejia has launched a “parasite expedition.” Mejia’s search comes in a part of the state, west of Montgomery, with failing septic systems, inadequate public financing for sanitation, isolated communities, poorly draining soils, and notorious humidity. The social and environmental conditions, in other words, form a perfect breeding ground for tiny organisms that lodge in the intestines of people.
“The whole source of infection is poor sanitation,” says Mejia, an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Read the complete article.