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WHO/UNICEF: New plan to address pneumonia and diarrhoea could save 2 million children a year

WHO and UNICEF launched a new Global Action Plan on the 12th April 2013 with the aim of saving up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea, some of the leading killers of children under five globally.  The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea calls for closer integration of efforts to prevent and treat these two diseases and sets ambitious targets to reduce mortality rates and raise levels of children’s access to life-saving interventions.

Community leaders urged to support drive to stop open defecation

Mr Richard Ahiagbede, Ho Municipal Health Officer has asked chiefs and opinion leaders in 16 communities in the Municipal area to co-operate in the drive to stop open defecation.
Mr Ahiagbede was speaking at a start-up workshop on Water and Sanitation and Health (WASH) Programme of the Ghana Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The Programme, initiated in 2012, seeks to among others, encourage Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) drive against Open Defecation in rural communities.

Recommendations for Triggering Local Leaders

Community members

Reaching each and every village in Malawi with a CLTS triggering, and sufficient follow-up support cis could take many years, and a lot of resources. So, the ODF Malawi by 2015 National Strategy has suggested some additional ways to promote the concept of “ODF”. What if religious leaders (pastors, church elders, priests, imams, etc.) traditional leaders (village heads, group village heads, traditional authori-ties and chiefs) or other local leaders (VDCs, ADCs, SMCs, etc.) could be effectively encouraged to promote ODF?

Date: 25 April 2013
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La cérémonie de certification FDAL: une fête déclencheuse

ODF celebration in Niger

La cérémonie de certification constitue une suite logique de l’évaluation la mise en œuvre de l’approche Assainissement Total Piloté par la Communauté (ATPC) au niveau des communautés cibles. Au Niger les évaluations jusque là effectuées dans les zones où la mise en œuvre est appuyée par l’UNICEF se sont faites sur la base d’un document consensuel qui prend en compte les éléments suivants :  

Date: 10 April 2013
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Communities Collaborate to Improve Sanitation

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, UNICEF and NGOs participated in a recent workshop on  Community Led Total Sanitation (CTLS).

The six day event was the first of its kind in Solomon Islands using the concept of community-led development to improve health through safe and sustainable sanitation. Dr. Kamal Kar, founder of the CLTS Foundation, conducted the CLTS Training of Trainers workshop. He encouraged the participants to work together to support the elimination of open defecation in communities in the Solomon Islands.

CLTS impact study Mali

Powerpoint presentation on the CLTS impact study being carried out in Mali, giving information on the background, purpose, baseline and learning so far. The research is being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted as a research collaboration of the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) of Argentina (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), UNICEF and the PEP Research Network.

Date: 5 March 2013
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UNICEF Zambia CLTS Newsletter January 2013

Community meeting Zambia

WASH newsletter produced by UNICEF Zambia and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, featuring articles on the national verification and certification process,feedback from a WASH Planning meeting, information about a new wave of implementation of the 3 million people sanitation programme and an interview with a CLTS champion.

Download the January 2013 edition of the newsletter

Date: 4 March 2013
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School-led Total Sanitation in Sierra Leone

Community in Kenema, Sierra Leone
UNICEF Sierra Leone supports the Government of Sierra Leone with a basic package of WASH in Schools Programme, consisting of three major components: provision of Child Friendly WASH facilities in schools, sanitation and hygiene promotion in schools through School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE), and sanitation and hygiene promotion in school catchment communities through School-Led Total Sanitation (SLTS).
Date: 4 January 2013
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