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19 March 2012

The people of six remote and hardly reachable char villages on the Teesta riverbed in Gangachara upazila have achieved total sanitation with the assistances of the ongoing Char Livelihood Programme (CLP). RDRS Bangladesh has been conducting the programme under management of the Rural Development and Cooperatives Division to assist the people living in the disaster and poverty-prone areas in attaining overall socio- economic developments.

16 March 2012

On the 15th February 2012, in partnership with WaterAid Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network of Sierra Leone officially launched its existence together with the WASH Manifesto Campaign.

14 March 2012

This week, the World Water Forum will be held in Marseille, France.

26 February 2012

During a five-day training CLTS workshop for 10 communities in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region, the Northern Regional Environmental Health Officer Mr. Steve Adongo commended communities in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region for embracing the efforts towards ODF. In Ghana’s northern region, 52 communities are ODF, out of these 12 are in Yendi Municipality.

21 February 2012

During a workshop to kick-off the implementation of the Testing Modified Community Led Sanitation (CLTS) scalability project in Accra, Mr Kweku Quansah of the Environmental Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD) of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development said over 20 million people representing about 87 per cent of Ghanaians did not have improved household sanitation. A study said pan latrines could be found in Police quarters and public bungalows in metropolis posing health hazards to the population. Approximately 20,000 pan latrines are still being emptied in the open.

6 February 2012

Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is trying to fix her country one toilet at a time. Rose George reports from Fishtown on a female president with a difference, CLTS and why sanitation is still not being seen as a priority by many politicians and communities.

30 January 2012

On the 20th January, four villages in Mulanje were declared ODF by Plan International and the government of Malawi. “[I]mproving sanitation condition of Malawi ensures the country’s own bright future,” said Bolaji Akinboro, Plan’s Country Director.

30 January 2012

Chibuzor for Human Resource Development Organisation (CHIDO) together with UNICEF, Kenema District Council and other partners celebrates the ODF certification on 32 communities in Tunkia Chiefdom and has plans to make the whole district ODF.

27 January 2012

Few Indian women can afford sanitary towels. But one social entrepreneur aims to change that, and provide an income too: Arunachalam Muruganantham went to great lengths to develop an effective solution, even wearing sanitary towels and a device filled with blood himself to test his innovations.

3 January 2012

The recently launched strategy for creating an ODF Malawi by 2015 is giving a boost to CLTS activities in communities where open defecation used to be the order of the day.

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