WHO is launching a global plan of action to improve access to WASH at all health care facilities. This kind of intersectoral collaboration is set to become a major theme in the post-2015 development agenda.
Better access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities is crucial for mothers and babies to stay healthy. It is just as important as curative measures says Dr Maria Neira, the Director of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization (WHO) . She announced that WHO will launch a global plan of action by March 2015 on improving access to WASH at all health care facilities .
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Over 500 delegates are in Hanoi today at the start of FSM3: the 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference. With a focus on FSM technology, FSM as a business and scaling up FSM in cities, the conference builds on the 2 previous editions both held in Durban, South Africa in 2012 and 2011.
Besides presentations, there will be a series of workshops including one co-organised by IRC, GIZ and EAWAG/Sandec on “Planning Tools for City-wide Faecal Septage Management using Whole System Approaches“.
SuSanA has set up a FSM3 conference page with all the abstracts by session. Later on they will add the full papers as soon as they become available.
You can follow live updates on Twitter by following hashtag #FSM3
The CLTS Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is hosting an international work- and writeshop on CLTS and Sustainability from 6-12 April 2015 at Lukenya Getaway near Nairobi, Kenya.
Participants’ writings, together with commissioned pieces of work will form the basis of a publication on sustainability that will published in the IDS series Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights.
Potential contributors are requested to send an abstract of 500-900 words to
P.Bongartz@ids.ac.uk by 31st January 2015. If your application is successful, you will be invited to work on a first draft to be submitted by 13th March 2015.
For more information go to: http://www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/story/call-abstracts-writeshop-and-publication-sustainability
Invitation to attend the
Launch of the PLOS Medicine paper
“From joint thinking to joint action: A call to action on improving water, sanitation and hygiene for maternal and newborn health”
and a discussion on how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can accelerate progress on maternal and newborn health
- on the 15th of December 2014 at 5:00 – 6:00 PM
- at the John Snow Lecture Theatre,
- and followed by a reception until 7:00 PM,
- at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT.
We are delighted to invite you to attend the launch of an important new paper published by PLOS Medicine. This paper, authored by scientists and technical experts from leading universities and international agencies, outlines the importance of WASH for maternal and neonatal health outcomes.
The event will be chaired by Oliver Cumming (LSHTM) and speakers will include:
- Ms Jane Edmondson (Head of Human Development, UK DFID)
- Dr Maria Neira (Director of Public Health and Environment, WHO)
- Professor Oona Campbell (LSHTM)
- Professor Wendy Graham (University of Aberdeen, & SoapBox)
- Dr Paul Simpson (Deputy Editor, PLOS Medicine)
- Ms Yael Velleman (Senior Policy Analyst, WaterAid)
To attend, please kindly register at https://plos-medicine.eventbrite.co.uk. Seating is limited, so we would request that you register as soon as possible (free of charge).
The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland will organize the 5th International Dry Toilet Conference (DT2015) in Tampere, Finland, in the Tampere University of Applied Sciences on 19th – 22nd of August 2015.
The main theme for DT2015 will be solutions, which will be reflected in all the presentations. The aim of the conference is to discuss concrete ideas and solutions through sessions and workshops, covering topics from ecological sanitation and nutrient cycling to dry toilet technologies and use of excreta as a fertilizer.
You can find the call for papers and register here: http://www.huussi.net/en/activities/dt-2015/