Media Centre

The media plays a vital role to rally decision makers, policy makers, and the general public about the need for safe water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene behaviour. Let us help you explore how good sanitation and hygiene helps human health, dignity, and economic well-being, and protects the environment.

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Please explore the below tools or  contact us for help with interviews, materials and research on sanitation - one of the most important stories of the century. 

Momentum on Sanitation and Hygiene Builds in Nigeria

The recently held Inter-Ministerial dialogue in Abuja highlighted the need for a harmonized national sanitation policy to end open defecation

WSSCC Fulfils its SACOSAN VI Commitments to Train Governments and Influence...

WSSCC will facilitate a regional Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Training of Trainers (ToT) in Sri Lanka.

Through head and heart, ‘Hygiene – A Circle of Life’ exhibition by WSSCC pa...

The collaboration between WSSCC partner Essity and Fotografiska in Stockholm looks into hygiene and health across the life cycle

Cambodia Sanitation Conference tackles way forward for Open Defecation Free...

WSSCC will be presenting the Global Sanitation Fund’s experiences in sustaining Open Defecation Free communities

Make a Splash on World Toilet Day with these Resources!

World Toilet Day on November 19 continues the theme from World Water Day with a focus on Wastewater, posing the question, ‘Where does our poo go?’

Cambodia Deputy Prime Minister highlights role of ministries and local gove...

His comments came during a visit to Svay Teab District to highlight achievements under the CRSHIP programme, funded by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund

Addressing Climate Change Means Addressing the Global Sanitation Crisis

Sanitation can provide solutions to climate change mitigation says WSSCC’s David Shimkus in this blog for the SDG Knowledge Hub

Photo gallery: WSSCC Members and partners mark Global Handwashing Day 2017

This year’s theme Our Hands Our Future highlighted the importance of handwashing to ensure a healthy future for all

Webinar alert: Join WSSCC and partners Oct. 24 to discuss handwashing promo...

What are the most effective ways to promote handwashing?

Advancing Towards SDG 6.2: Global Sanitation Fund Monitoring Workshops

GSF workshops support programmes to monitor progress towards and beyond Open Defecation Free status.

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

Unjela Kaleem joins WSSCC as Head of External Affairs, Communications and C...

Ms. Kaleem joined WSSCC in February leading the department of External Affairs, Communications and Coordination

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

WSSCC Policy Workshop in Senegal aims to integrate Menstrual Hygiene Manage...

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

UN Women and WSSCC to Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

Addis Ababa development finance talks will deliver “concrete” action, says ...

In the run-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development, the head of UNDESA has said that “concrete deliverables” will be the key outcome of the event.

GSF reports large-scale advances in sanitation & hygiene for communities in...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

UN Women and WSSCC Call for Global Action on Ending Menstruation Taboos and...

Studies reveal that women and girls lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and functioning toilets.

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