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1 December 2011

In a bid to complement the effort of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in ensuring a disease free environment, a local NGO, Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Agency (SILPA) in collaboration with the United Nations International Emergency Children’ss Funds is implementing CLTS in 77 communities in the Dama Chiefdom, Kenema district.

1 December 2011

The United Kingdom will invest 19 million pounds for a period of four years to help improve sanitation and hygiene which will benefit three million people in rural areas in Zambia. The Department for International Development (DFID) will channel the funds through the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to implement a variety of activities to improve sanitation and hygiene in rural areas. Rural sanitation coverage in Zambia was estimated to be only 43 percent in 2008 and water coverage 46 percent. Twenty-six percent of the rural population, nearly 2.2 million people have no sanitation facilities at all.In pilot Community Led Total Sanitation projects in Zambia, sanitation coverage increased from 38 percent to 93 percent over a 12-month period across 517 villages. Over 14,500 toilets were constructed by households and approximately 90, 000 people gained access to sanitation in less than a year.

28 November 2011

Stephen O’Brien, UK Minister for international development, visited Aanantopur village of Chatra union under Pirganj Upazilla of Rangpur district on 17 November 2011. The visit was intended to develop an understanding of CLTS and how WaterAid and its partners have used the approach to improve the lives of poor people in rural Bangladesh.

28 November 2011

At the opening of the 3rd National Roundtable Conference on Community-Led Total Sanitation in Katsina, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, Minister of Water Resources, urged government and communities in Nigeria to embrace Community-Led Total Sanitation to facilitate access to sanitation and hygiene services: “The nation’s sanitation coverage as at 2008 was 32 per cent. Going by this, it means Nigeria is not on track to meeting the MDGs target of achieving 65 per cent coverage on sanitation and hygiene by the year 2015.Hence, there is the need for all to embrace the CLTS approach.”

23 November 2011

WaterAid launched a global campaign on World Toilet Day to urge governments across the world to d

23 November 2011

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”.

22 November 2011

The forthcoming issue 82 of Benetton’s Colors magazine is entitled Shit. A survival guide and was inspired by Rose George’s book The Big Necessity. It focuses on sanitation and includes photos and information on CLTS.
The magazine is on sale from November 2011 in four bilingual editions (English + Italian, French, Spanish or Korean) and you can see some extracts and images of it on their website

22 November 2011

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.

22 November 2011

Article about the drive to eradicate open defecation with the help of CLTS

22 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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