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.

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. 

In memory of distinguished WASH champion, the Hon. Maria Mutagamba

The WASH sector, Africa and Uganda have lost a passionate, highly respected and influential member of society

A WSSCC Member Shares Five Lessons From Menstrual Hygiene Management Training

WSSCC member Neha Basnet recently took part in WSSCC’s Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Nepal.  She shares her insights and recommendations

Health and Hygiene across the Life Course: World Health Assembly side sess...

The session drew attention to sustainable hygiene and health solutions, highlighting policy advances and often-neglected areas of sanitation

Meet Freddy the Fly: A New Video Promotes Open Defecation Free Living

Meet Freddy the Fly, a video illustrating a community’s journey to open defecation free status – from the fly’s perspective!

Josephat’s journey: How a local government actor in Kenya became a WASH cha...

Find out how Josephat Geteya Onchari was triggered to become a key WASH champion for Kenya.

Boosting sanitation programmes through local government: Success stories fr...

Meet some local government champions in Uganda who are critical to the GSF-supported programme’s success.

First Ladies and Bikers: Innovative Ways to Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day

Celebrations led by our partners around the world had great effect on MHM Day

Overcoming the fear and shame associated with menstruation in Bangladesh

Nupur shares her journey from the fear and isolation of first menses to becoming an MHM champion

Menstrual Health and Vitality: Breaking the Silence, Stemming the Flood

In order to truly break the silence let’s ensure that periods are no longer considered as shameful

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls: WSSCC’s work in Menstrual Hygiene M...

Managing menstruation in a safe and hygienic way can deeply impact the lives and prospects of women and girls

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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