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Ensuring Safe Sanitation for Children: Why It's Time to Pay More Attention to Child Feces Disposal

To improve the evidence base, the Global Water Practice’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnered to develop profiles outlining the current child feces disposal practices of caregivers and existing interventions to improve those practices.
Date: 15 July 2015

World Bank report stresses behavioural aspects

A World Bank report — Mind Society and Behaviour — describes an impressive set of results when behavioural aspects are integrated into development policies. Released recently, the report shows that insights into how people make decisions can lead to new interventions that help households to save more, firms to increase productivity, communities to reduce the prevalence of diseases, parents to improve cognitive development in children, and consumers to save energy.

Negros Oriental (Philippines) vows to end open defecation

Some 24 percent of Negros Oriental household population are still practicing open defecation or having unsanitary toilets.This was reported during the first Provincial Sanitation Summit (29th October 2014) by Assistant Provincial Health Officer Dr. Edgardo Barredo as Negros Oriental marches towards zero open defecation (ZOD) under the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). According to Dr.

What Influences Open Defecation and Latrine Ownership in Rural Households?: Findings from a Global Review

The purpose of the review was to identify commonalities and differences across countries, and to determine factors that affect sanitation behaviors, positively or negatively. Three specific sanitation behaviors are covered in the review: open defecation, acquisition of toilets, and improvement of latrines.
Date: 10 October 2014

Scaling-up Sanitation and Hygiene in East Asia and Pacific: Report from the Regional Sanitation Learning Event in Bangkok (December 2013)

Norma from WaterAid PNG presents her MHM project

A three day Regional Learning event on ‘Scaling up Sanitation and Hygiene in the East Asia and Pacific Region’ was held in Bangkok in December 2013. This workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF, WSP, WaterAid and Plan International. Over 60 participants from more than 8 countries in the region (PNG, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines) participated in the event. This meeting builds on the previous learning and sharing of experience at meetings including EaSan III (East Asia Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, Bali 2012).

Date: 15 January 2014

Always learning

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

We began the day reviewing the institutional factors that are key for scaling up capacity building, amongst which are government commitment and support to creating an enabling environment as well as partnerships between the stakeholders. In their country groups, participants discussed practical steps for capacity building at scale what was new for them from the previous day’s discussion as well as what is relevant to their contexts and what they would still like to know more about. 

Tipping the scale: ODF monitoring and sector capacity

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Yesterday we heard how countries across the region are showing potential for scaling up through expanding successful pilot programmes, forming alliances to deliver WASH programmes, adding sanitation and hygiene initiatives to existing programmes as well as implementing at a larger scale. Today we discussed two particular aspects of sanitation and hygiene programmes that will make universal access more likely: ODF monitoring and sufficient capacity within the sector.

Reaching the poor and vulnerable: reporting from the East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning event

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Today was the start of a three day Regional Learning event in Thailand on scaling up sanitation and hygiene for East Asia and Pacific, jointly organised by WSP, UNICEF, Plan International and WaterAid. Attending are over 60 participants from 8 countries in the region (PNG, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines).

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