Read Philip Vincent Otieno’s account of the World Toilet Day celebrations in Siaya county, which included songs, dance, drama, comedy and poems to raise awareness of the dangers of open defecation.
During activities held by Plan Malawi to mark World Toilet Day on the 19th November, Mulanje District Environmental Health Officer Bosco Kalua revealed that 35 percent of households in Mulanje have no toilets, posing a huge sanitation risk. Commemoration of World Toilet Day was in line with Plan Malawi’s CLTS project and the event was held under the theme, “Take part in development of your community-One household-One toilet”.
On Saturday 19th November 2011, Population Services International (PSI) celebrated World Toilet Day at the Juba Grand Hotel to honour the efforts of those involved in eradicating open defecation.
PSI’s CLTS programme is contributing to sustainable sanitation in Juba, Wau and Yei.
CLTS newsletter produced by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, supported by Plan Kenya, SNV, WSP and the CLTS Foundation. Includes interviews, news and articles relating to CLTS in Kenya.
Article about the drive to eradicate open defecation with the help of CLTS in Kenya
Source: AllAfrica.com 18th November 2011
At the opening ceremony of the third national roundtable conference on CLTS in Katsina State, Nigeria, UNICEF’s Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Vinod Alkari, said that Nigeria loses N455 billion annually or 1.3 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to poor sanitation. Furthermore, he stated that 33 million people defecate in the open while only a third of the country’s population have access to improved sanitation, resulting in high morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.
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The last one month we have been really busy gearing up for the World Toilet Day. This is the fifth year running that Plan International Kenya will be celebrating World Toilet Day. As usual we celebrate this day on the ground where villages have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The first (2007), second (2008) and third (2009) year we celebrated in Kilifi, the 4th (2010) in Homa Bay County. This year the celebrations will be in Siaya County.
Trigger is an Annual Report for the Pan African project Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa. It includes background information about the project, overviews of the 8 countries’ activities and progress as well as many interesting photos.