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17 November 2011

In September 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Plan International USA a four-year $7 million dollar learning and implementation grant to determine how to best introduce Community-Led Total Sanitation solutions in developing countries. Research and testing will be conducted on new and specifically designed projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana and will examine the CLTS approach, ultimately aiming to uncover ways to make it more scalable and cost-effective.

17 November 2011

The 19h November is World Toilet Day The World Toil

15 November 2011

Next week is World Toilet Day. Why? No invention has saved more lives than a toilet.

15 November 2011

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) , an NGO says that it will not relent in its determination to ensure open defecation free society in the federal Capital Territory (FCT). The centre has introduced CLTS to ensure the participation of men, women and youth in sanitation and waste management.

15 November 2011

Papua New Guinea is off-track in meeting its Millennium Development Goals for sanitation because of lack of government investment. CLTS has proved a success in some areas and, with support from NGOs has reached over 400 communities in 15 of the provinces so far.

2 November 2011

The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) has granted Nigeria $5 million to tackle sanitation challenges across the country. Dr Obioha Agada, Director, Water Quality Control and Sanitation, Federal Ministry of ‘Water Resources, said:
‘We would take a critical look at rural sanitation system and we are applying the Community Led Total Sanitation approach to reach all the unreached.’

28 October 2011

During a ceremony marking Zambia’s Independence Day, Chief Macha received the title Officer of the Order of Distinguished Service from Zambia’s President Michael Chilufya Sata for his work promoting Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and achieving 100% open defecation free status in his chiefdom in the Choma District in the Southern Province of Zambia. As a traditional leader, Chief Macha has used his status to advocate for improved sanitation with a multitude of stakeholders, from ministers of state to elected councilors, from fellow Chiefs to rural households. But Chief Macha stressed that ‘[t]his achievement is not mine, it belongs to the people of Macha, the people of Zambia.’

27 October 2011

After the launch of India Human Development Report 2011, which reveals that the country has a long way to go before ensuring toilet access for all and before improving basic health determinants, Jairam Ramesh, India’s Rural Development Minister chose strong words to condemn the TSC: ‘Total Sanitation Campaign has been a failure. It is neither total, nor sanitation nor a campaign’.

27 October 2011

India’s Human Development Report 2011 says that ‘[d]espite an increase in the number

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