Media Centre

The media plays a vital role in the quest to rally decision makers, policy makers, and the general public on 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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    Today, WSSCC announced that Amina J. Mohammed, Environment Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will serve as its new Chair.

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    WSSCC believes that that every person, everywhere, has a right to quality sanitation and hygiene. Watch this new video to learn all about our work.

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    A new video, produced in support of WSSCCs joint research partnership with the SHARE Research Consortium, shows the devastating impact of India’s sanitation crisis on women and girls.

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    A new video of a community-led total sanitation ‘triggering’ in Madagascar shows how a community takes action to end open defecation.

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Tools

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. 

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Accelerating and sustaining behaviour change: New handbook launched at GSF ...

This week, GSF and FAA launched a new handbook on accelerating and sustaining the end of open defecation.

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WSSCC Welcomes Amina J. Mohammed as the New Chair

On April 4, WSSCC was honoured to host a reception to formally welcome the Honourable Minister Amina J Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria as the new Chair of WSSCC.

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WSSCC helps build momentum in Zimbabwe’s sanitation and hygiene sector

The most recent statistics for Zimbabwe show that only 40% of the country’s 13 million citizens have access to improved WASH.

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Nneoma Nwankwo named Virginia Tech’s Undergraduate Student of the Year

Ms. Nwankwo participated in a Menstrual Hygiene Management training organized by WSSCC last year.

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Measuring the impact of advocacy

Experts on evaluation and UN professionals discussed how advocacy can be evaluated at an event hosted by WSSCC & 3ie.

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Boosting behaviour change: benefits from cross-country learning

Staff members from the GSF Nigeria programme describe how learning from colleagues in Uganda has boosted their work.

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WSSCC at the Commission on the Status of Women

WSSCC joined passionate gender activists, civil society organizations & UN entities at CSW in New York.

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Ebele Okeke wins WSSCC Steering Committee election for Global Seat

WSSCC is pleased to announce that the winner of the WSSCC Steering Committee elections for the Global Seat is Ms Ebele Okeke.

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Photo competition! Share a highlight of your work in pictures

Participate in our competition by sharing a photo highlight of your work with WSSCC over the past 25 years!

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Scaling up and sustaining behaviour change

WASH practitioners are actively looking for ways to scale up and sustain sanitation and hygiene improvements.

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.

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

A new report shows that the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) has supported governments and hundreds of their national partners in 13 countries, stretching from Cambodia to Senegal, to enable 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation. These results are published in the GSF’s latest Progress Report, which highlights cumulative results […]

First Ladies and leading international women call for WASH in SDGs

A Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene was launched for World Earth Day. Launched by the Global Poverty Project, an anti-poverty youth advocacy group. The declaration was signed by 44 influential women from global leadership, media, and powerful organizations around the world. The declaration calls on politicians and decision-makers in the health sector to recognize the […]

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Global Sanitation Fund support launches in Kenya

A new Global Sanitation Fund-supported programme was launched in Kenya on 9 February 2015. AMREF Kenya, the Executing Agency will manage the $5 million contract. The Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme (K-SHIP) is a five year programme aiming to reach 1.92 million Kenyans. The GSF-supported programme targets communities living in 11 sub-counties in the West and South […]

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