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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Strong presence for WSSCC at 6th Africa Water Week Conference

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.


Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm!

WSSCC looks forward to meeting partners and friends during the events at the forthcoming World Water Week.


Statement on the Sub-grantee Development Aid from People to People

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) acknowledges the recent media coverage around Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) questioning DAPP’s organizational and management practices. DAPP is a non-profit organization working on sanitation activities related to WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported programme in Malawi. DAPP is a Sub-grantee of the designated GSF Executing […]


WSSCC releases recommendations on RALUs under India’s Swachh Bharat Mission

The regional consultations held in June across India discussed forward planning to accelerate progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission.


WSSCC Menstrual Hygiene Management training in Kenya breaks silence on mens...

The first national six-day training of trainers was organised in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and UNICEF.


Pakistan strategy meeting concludes week-long focus on sanitation and hygiene

WSSCC’s strategy consultation in Pakistan will help guide WSSCC as it develops its new global strategy and increases engagement in the country.


Sub-grantees in action: Achieving ODF status in hard-to-reach areas

On the ground and in communities, Sub-grantees are the lifeblood of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)-supported country programmes.


“Mama WASH Africa” graces national strategy consultations in Uganda

Maria Mutagamba, Retired Honorable Minister of Water & Environment, is referred to as “Mama WASH Africa” due to her passion for WASH work in Africa.


WSSCC hosts national learning and sharing event in Pakistan

The event provided an opportunity for detailed exchange and learning on scaling up and sustaining improved sanitation and hygiene.


Two ministers present at WSSCC Nigeria national consultations

Amina Mohammed highlighted key issues & questions on the Nigerian Sanitation Agenda and how it would need to be focused with a need for cohesion.

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.


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.


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 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 […]


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.

GSF Kenya Launch

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 […]


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.


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.


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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