- Re: ODF and Slippage - Introduction and questions for discussion - by: TraceyKeatman October 8, 2015Ouma Vincent, from the WSSCC CoP has added: Halo Everyone, My name is Vincent, I work with Amref Health Africa in Kenya on the GSF Programe. Through my work on S&H in communities, I am beginning to think that slippage or non slippage has a lot to do with sustainability measures that we put in place during our walk with communities towards ODF, if measure […]
- Featured User in October 2015 - Sowmya Rajasekaran from India - by: secretariat October 8, 2015Sowmya is the founder and CEO of Verity Smart Life Solutions, an enterprise engaged in ecofriendly toilets for bringing forward transformative change for human well-being and sustainable environments. She has studied an MBA and has lived and worked in India, Nepal and Sweden as financial analyst and researcher in various companies. Without academic training […]
- Global Sanitation Fund-supported programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation - by: OUmelo October 8, 2015The latest results from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) show that national programmes stretching from Cambodia to Senegal have enabled close to 10 million people in more than 36,500 communities to end open defecation. These results are published in the GSF’s latest Progress Report, highlighting cumulative results from the start of the fund up to the middle […]
- Re: WASH awareness and practice among health staff in PHCs (primary health centres) - by: Augustino October 8, 2015Thanks Brother for your post; in my country South Sudan and in my town Malakal in IDPs camp. we have a small PHCs, i was working as daily paid to register the patient that are seeking treatment what we are doing we giving them lesson call health education , give them awareness about affect of hygiene if we didn't take it series and many awareness we giv […]
- Re: FDAL et la retour a la DAL (slippage) - Introduction et questions pour la discussion - by: TraceyKeatman October 8, 2015Jonathan Ekhator, de la communauté de pratique (CoP) du Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) a fait part des commentaires suivants : Dans les communautés rurales au Nigéria, où je fais partie d'une équipe de mise en œuvre du programme financé par le GSF sur l'assainissement, la question du slippage « d […]
- Re: ODF and Slippage - Introduction and questions for discussion - by: TraceyKeatman October 8, 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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While on a mission in Bangladesh I visited a tea stall where I saw a lot of men getting their daily cup of tea. Tea stalls are a common phenomenon in Bangladesh, it is a place where people gather not just for tea, but to hang out and talk freely about whatever is important to them. Male field workers in the BRAC WASH programme have started visiting these stalls to discuss sanitation and hygiene practices.
Forum theatres are one of WaterAid’s new approaches of improving hygiene in Bangladesh by focusing on men. See below photos of a pilot show in Jogdol bazaar, Magura in west Bangladesh.
Hygiene promotion for men is also being addressed in an EU-funded rehabilitation project in Nepal being carried out by NGO Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH), with support from the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. Read more in IRC’s Source Bulletin.
Local health workers in Nepal are performing in village plays to promote men’s hygiene.
It’s an innovative way of getting the hygiene message across to the target audience – men. Targeting men is not easy because, in many districts, men go to India for six months at a time for work.
Read more: IRC, 19 June 2009