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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Minister for Water and Sanitation commits to redoubling efforts on sanitati...

Minister Barmou Salifou opened the WSSCC consultation workshop and stayed on to witness an institutional triggering.

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Collaborative role for WSSCC affirmed during National Consultation in Benin

Minister of Health Alassane Séidou stressed the commitment of the government to increase its contribution to the sanitation & hygiene sector.

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Lively discussions in Tanzania are helping to share the new WSSCC Strategy

The discussions focused on the many challenges the sanitation sub-sector faces, the need to get new leadership more involved as well as water supply issues.

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Listening to partners and members in Togo for the new WSSCC strategy

The workshop also provided a platform for a sector discussion on the commitments, challenges, institutions & systems in Togo.

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WSSCC Executing Agency in Uganda awarded certificate of Quality Assurance

The Ugandan NGO Link to Progress (LTP) is the Executing Agency of the WAFSAH project in Uganda.

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People and partners: Engaging volunteers and communities in post-disaster r...

The role of champions and partners is central to the success of GSF-supported programmes.

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WSSCC to take part of 6th Africa Water Week Conference

The council will convene a technical session with highlights from the GSF programmes.

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Sub-grantees in action: Promoting key sanitation and hygiene behaviours

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of GSF-supported country programmes.

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Seeking alignment: Cambodia strategy consultation draws links between gover...

The workshop offered partners and WASH stakeholders time to discuss WSSCC’s relevance & purpose in the country.

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Study on rural sanitation in India aims to answer questions on behaviour ch...

A new research has identified and analysed key barriers and motivators of change in sanitation and hygiene behaviour.

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.

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

The three-day event in Dakar highlights the need to explicitly include MHM in government strategies.

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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.

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

Today, WSSCC and UN Women revealed that women and girls in Central and West Africa lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and clean, functioning toilet facilities.

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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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Démarrage des activités du Programme Conjoint Genre Hygiène et Assainisseme...

Lancé en Mars 2014, le programme conjoint Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement démarre par une réunion de planification qui permettra d’élaborer une stratégie pour le Niger afin que les politiques publiques prennent en compte les besoins des femmes et des filles en matière d’hygiène et d’assainissement.

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SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

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Seven journalists win prestigious media awards for excellence in reporting ...

7 journalists were named today as winners of the “2014 WASH Media Awards” competition for their excellence in reporting on WASH-related issues.

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