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16 October 2014

On Thursday 30th October, 10-11.30am (GMT), the CLTS Knowledge Hub together with Hazel Jones (WED

14 October 2014

‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ – so we are looking for photographs that can help us communic

10 October 2014
Hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF on October 29, 2014, the 3rd Annual Virtual MHM Conference will provide an opportunity to share lessons learned with the WinS community around the world, with a particular focus on MHM programming in WinS in various contexts.
9 October 2014
Since 1986, India has spent over $3 billion on constructing toilets across the country, figures from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation show. Since 1986, India has spent over $3 billion on constructing toilets across the country, figures from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation show. Despite such massive investments, India’s sanitation campaigns over the years have unfortunately yielded limited results. India continues to have the largest number of people who defecate in the open.
6 October 2014
While it is commendable that the government has set high ambitions for making India free of the practice of open defecation, it is worth exploring the way in which they are planning on reaching this goal.
6 October 2014
Over half of all Indians defecate in the open, and in rural areas, this figure is about 70 per cent. In contrast, less than 1 per cent of people in China, 4 per cent of people in Bangladesh, and about a quarter of people in Sub-Saharan Africa defecate in the open. Why is there so much more open defecation in India? Considering that open defecation in rural India causes death, disease, malnutrition and the loss of economic productivity, understanding why it is so common is an important priority.
6 October 2014
On October 2, amidst all the brooms and sweeping, little attention was given to a big challenge — India leads the world in open defecation (OD) with about 600 million people defecating in the open every day.
2 October 2014

The Indian Prime Minister has given a call for ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) as a mass movement t

15 September 2014
Waterlines, a journal published by Practical Action is looking for contributions to a forthcoming issue on CLTS and sanitation marketing.
8 September 2014
The renewed rhetoric on sanitation is welcome, but the devil will be in the details - we must learn from past experience and global & Indian best practice, not repeat the same mistakes, argues Varad Pande.

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