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Mum's Magic Hands

Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoeal disease by up to 48% but knowledge of its importance for disease prevention is not always reflected in practice. Oxfam, Unilever's Lifebuoy soap and Unilever's Chief Sustainability Office have developed Mum's Magic Hands, an interactive approach based on storytelling which uses field tested, emotional and health motivators to promote effective hand washing in communities affected by emergencies.

Date: 9 November 2018

Working with Women in Rohingya Refugee Camps to Make Toilets Safer

In the world’s largest camp, Rohingya refugees are now living in sprawling and cramped conditions in makeshift shelters made from bamboo and plastic tarpaulin. Finding suitable space to build toilets and washing facilities has proved extremely challenging. More than a third of women surveyed by Oxfam said they did not feel safe or comfortable going to collect water or using toilets and shower cubicles –many of which lack a roof and a lockable door.

PhATS Newsletter 1: April 2015

This first issue of the PhATS newsletter explains what PhATS is, discusses good governance as part of the enabling environment for sanitation efforts, outlines the phased approach adopted by PhATS, shares the experience of religious leaders working together around WASH disaster risk reduction and maps out the progress with ‘zero open defecation’ (the equivalent of ODF) so far.
Date: 11 August 2016
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PhATS Newsletter 2: May 2015

The second issue of the PhATS Newsletter looks at participatory demand creation, elaborates on models of success for ‘zod’ (zero open defecation), highlights the role of community campaigns around events such as Global Handwashing Day and World Toilet Day, shares experiences with women’s involvement in improving village sanitation and further maps ‘zod’ progress in the Philippines.
Date: 11 August 2016
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PhATS Fieldnote: The Samaritan’s Purse SanMark Approach

The supply component of the Philippines Approach to Total Sanitation (PhATS) aims to strengthen local supply chains for sanitation and hygiene goods and services and encourage Sanitation Marketing (SanMark). Through SanMark, suppliers and service providers market their goods and services to rural households, with the aim of increasing demand, improving
supply and achieving greater sales and profits.

Date: 11 August 2016
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PhATS Technical Note: Sanitation Marketing -Low Cost Sanitation Products

The Philippines Approach to Total Sanitation (PhATS) seeks to sustain demand for sanitation products and services through Supply Side Intervention. Supply-side activities include the development and promotion of low cost sanitation products. Samaritan’s Purse (SP), in its role as backstopping partner to other NGOs has developed several low-cost sanitation options therewith further operationalizing the PhATS.
Date: 11 August 2016
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PhATS Technical Note: Demand Creation in Communities

Across Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas, the Philippines Department of Health (DoH) and Department of Education (DepEd), The League of Mayors and 46 LGUs are working in tandem with UNICEF and its 12 implementing NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Partners to improve access to and use of sustainable sanitation through a strategy called the Philippines Approach To Total Sanitation (PhATS).

Date: 11 August 2016
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Septage Management Leader's Guidebook

Many cities and municipalities throughout the Philippines are now discussing methods of improving local sanitation, and septage management is on the radar of many of their mayors. Through the activities of donor and supporting organizations such as Oxfam GB, capacity is being built through the introduction of international best practices. The Septage Management Leader’s Guidebook breaks down the process of implementing septage management programs in an easy to read, step-by-step basis.

Date: 11 August 2016
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PhATS Field Note: Incorporating Human Centered Design Into Sanitation Marketing

This PhATS (Philippines Approaches to Total Sanitation) Field Note shares the experience of incoporating Human Centred Design into the Sanitation Marketing component of the PhATS programme. The approach focuses on the users’ needs rather than the product/service alone and enables both the target market and the entrepreneurs to actively feed into the design process loop.
Date: 11 August 2016
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