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22 July 2014

Blog post by Kamal Kar, written after his recent visit to IDS.

18 July 2014

UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch thi

15 July 2014

Open defecation, the practice of defecating outside and in public as a result of lack of access t

14 July 2014

In India, a long economic boom has done little to reduce the vast number of cases of malnutrition

7 July 2014
The danger faced by women going to the toilet outdoors in rural India was made clear last month when two girls were ambushed, gang-raped and hanged from a tree. But defecation outside is normal for most Indian villagers - so how do they manage?
10 June 2014

Sanitation experts have long known that latrine use is what is needed, and that this is not alway

9 June 2014
About 95 percent of girls in Ghana, particularly those in rural communities, miss school during their menstrual periods due to the lack of hygienic materials, inconsistent supply of water and soap, inadequate disposal and collection of sanitary products, John Baidoo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sustainable Development Focus Limited (SUDEF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has indicated.
6 June 2014
Blog by Shilpi Srivastava, DPhil Student at the Institute of Development Studies responding to the recent rape and murder of two teenage girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, India, highlighting the links between gender-based violence and sanitation.
22 May 2014

According to the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP), the rate of open defecation in Ghana has dropp

21 May 2014

Article about sanitation and reinventing toilets which conveys the complexities of improving sani

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