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7 August 2015

Through successful WASH intervention, communities access a new service that improves their quality of life, and also learn about equity and inclusion. The abysmal state of access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the developing world is currently a major cause for alarm; 580,000 children die every year from preventable diarrheal diseases. This is […]

6 August 2015

Malawi’s Nkhotakota District Council has made a declaration to work towards declaring the district open-defecation free by mid-2017.

5 August 2015

Celebrating World Water Day, The Lancet Editors, including WSSCC Programme Manager Archana Patkar, highlighted the gains made towards Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7c, “to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”, and noted UN-Water’s call for sustainable water management in view of future increases […]

15 July 2015

Le Fonds Mondial pour l’Assainissement (GSF) investit dans les activités de changement de comportement qui permettent à un grand nombre de personnes dans les pays en développement d’améliorer leurs systèmes d’assainissement et d’adopter de bonnes pratiques d’hygiène. Établi en 2008 par le Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en Eau et l’Assainissement (WSSCC) hébergé par le […]

15 July 2015

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) invests in behaviour change activities that enable large numbers of people in developing countries to improve their sanitation and adopt good hygiene practices. Established in 2008 by the UNOPS-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the GSF is the only global fund solely dedicated to sanitation and hygiene. The […]

13 July 2015

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.

7 July 2015

Pregnancy is usually a happy time for women and their families. But, for some women, pregnancy ends unhappily. Some women lose their baby during early pregnancy (spontaneous abortion or miscarriage) or during late pregnancy (stillbirth). Others have their baby earlier than expected (preterm birth) or have a baby with low birth weight, two outcomes that […]

4 July 2015

WSSCC and SCA have concluded the first chapter of an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls.

3 July 2015

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is looking for a Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination. The post is now advertised on the website of UNOPS, the WSSCC host agency in the UN system.

 

30 June 2015

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices vary worldwide and depend on the individual’s socioeconomic status, personal preferences, local traditions and beliefs, and access to water and sanitation resources. MHM practices can be particularly unhygienic and inconvenient for girls and women in poorer settings. Little is known about whether unhygienic MHM practices increase a woman’s exposure to […]

25 June 2015

The GoU receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.

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