UNESCO funds Dunedin shadow puppet film in Indonesia about hygiene

Published on Jan 16, 2017
UNESCO along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are financially backing a trans-Tasman project to improve hygiene in Indonesia.

An educational film is being made in Dunedin featuring Javanese shadow puppets who tell the tale of evil bacteria.

Today some top musicians began adding the soundtrack.

 

USAID’s Global Waters – January 2017

USAID’s Global Waters, January 2017 issue. 

Contents

  • A Decade of Improving Lives and Conserving Ecosystems – One of USAID’s longest running public-private partnerships, the Water and Development Alliance with the Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, successfully addresses global water challenges. globalwaters
  • The Impact of Strategic Water Programming – USAID Global Water Coordinator Christian Holmes reflects on six years of Agency water accomplishments, approaches, and learning.
  • Improving Water Supplies and Sanitation Services in East Africa – PREPARED works with Uganda’s main water utility to increase the resiliency of the country’s water and sanitation services, making it a model for its water-stressed neighbors
  • And more

USAID’s Safeguarding the World’s Water Report, 2017

Safeguarding the World’s Water Report, 2017. USAID.

USAID proudly announces the release of its Safeguarding the World’s Water report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, documenting the Agency’s water sector activities and sharing progress made during the second year of implementing its Water and Development Strategysafeguarding_world_water_fy2015_cover_0

Highlights of some programs featured in this year’s report:

USAID reached 3.2 million children under 5 with nutrition-specific interventions in Ethiopia, where 30 percent of the people live on less than $1.25 a day and 40 percent of the children suffer from stunting, as of FY 2015.

By the end of FY 2015, working in 50 cities across Indonesia, USAID helped to facilitate improved access to safe piped water for more than 2.5 million people and continues to help more than 300,000 obtain access to improved sanitation facilities.

By FY 2015, in the West Bank and Gaza, Agency support for the construction and maintenance of vital water and sanitation infrastructure included the installation of 900 kilometers of water pipelines connecting 130,000 Palestinians to running water for the first time and improving access to clean water for more than a million people

SuSanA is turning 10 – Celebrate with us on 17 January 2017

SuSanA was born in January 2007 when a range of sanitation enthusiasts from various organisations met in Eschborn to coordinate their activities for the International Year of Sanitation. That’s almost 10 years ago and we cordially invite you to celebrate SuSanA’s anniversary with us!

Together with the SuSanA Core Group, key donors and partners, we will be looking back at SuSanA’s achievements and impact during the last 10 years and we will be reflecting on the way forward to discuss SuSanA’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

The Celebration Ceremony will be livestreamed and we cordially invite you to join us online!

The theme of the anniversary is: “10 years SuSanA: How the changed sanitation paradigm contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals”

With the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, many of SuSanA’s positions are now on the highest political agenda; nonetheless the challenges ahead are huge.

During the celebration, the final draft of the updated SuSanA Vision Document “Contribution of Sustainable Sanitation to the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development” will be presented.

We invite you to watch the celebration online and to share your ideas, thoughts and comments on how SuSanA can positively contribute to the challenges ahead via the SuSanA Forum.

When: Tuesday, 17th January 2017, from 10:00 – 12:00 CET and 13:00-14:00 CET

Where: Via Skype for Business or via Skype Web App 

For more Information please visit the SuSanA Forum: http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/10-announcements-regarding-susana/20041-susana-is-turning-10–celebrate-with-us-on-17-january-2017
We look forward to meeting you online.

SuSanA Secretariat (Arne Panesar, Cecilia Rodrigues, Doreen Mbalo, Annkathrin Tempel, Antonio Seoane, Manuel Greulich and Martin Puszies)

2016 WASH articles in Env. Health Perspec. & Trop. Med and Intl Health

Environmental Health Perspectives 2016 – All articles in EHP are open access

Tropical Medicine and International Health – The articles below include open access and subscription only articles

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23rd SuSanA Meeting in Chennai on 18 February 2017

We are pleased to announce the 23rd SuSanA meeting organised by the India Sanitation Coalition, Ecosan Services Foundation and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras together with the secretariat of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA).

The meeting will take place in Chennai, India on February 18 February 2017 at  IIT Madras, prior to the FSM4. It is complemented by a SuSanA WG 7 Meeting (WASH in Schools) and an Open Exchange Forum on 17 February 2017.

This meeting is the 2nd SuSanA meeting held in India and will be a great opportunity to meet and network with  SuSanA partners based in India.

To register for the SuSanA meeting click here. For further information about the outline and goals visit this link: http://www.susana.org/en/events/susana-meetings/2017/530-23rd-susana-meeting-chennai

If you have any questions or comments please post them on the SuSanA Forum:

http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/232-susana-meetings/19761-23rd-susana-meeting-17-18-february-2017-registration-is-open-now

Looking forward to seeing you at the 23rd SuSanA meeting!

Open access WASH articles published in 2016

Below are links to 2016 open access WASH articles published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene astmh_logo

Dynamics and Trends in Fecal Biomarkers of Gut Function in Children from 1–24 Months in the MAL-ED Study Am J Trop Med Hyg 16-0496; Published online December 19, 2016,
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Adapting and Evaluating a Rapid, Low-Cost Method to Enumerate Flies in the Household Setting Am J Trop Med Hyg 16-0162; Published online December 12, 2016,
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Effectiveness of Membrane Filtration to Improve Drinking Water: A Quasi-Experimental Study from Rural Southern India Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 95:1192; Published online September 6, 2016,
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Assessing Latrine Use in Rural India: A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Reported Use and Passive Latrine Use Monitors Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 95:720; Published online July 25, 2016,
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Subsidized Sachet Water to Reduce Diarrheal Disease in Young Children: A Feasibility Study in Accra, Ghana Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 95:239; Published online May 23, 2016,
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Ascaris lumbricoides Infection Following School-Based Deworming in Western Kenya: Assessing the Role of Pupils’ School and Home WaterSanitation, and Hygiene Exposures Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 94:1045; Published online February 22, 2016,
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Quantifying Contact with the Environment: Behaviors of Young Children in Accra, Ghana Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 94:920; Published online February 15, 2016,
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Population Density, Poor Sanitation, and Enteric Infections in Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 94:912; Published online February 8, 2016,
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Infant and Young Child Feces Management and Enabling Products for Their Hygienic Collection, Transport, and Disposal in Cambodia Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 94:456; Published online November 23, 2015,
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