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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

25 October 2011

Ghanaian engineer and technologist, Dr. Albert M. Wright, who introduced the Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP), has prescribed the mandatory construction of toilets at the country’s many fuel stations, to help curb the high incidence of open defecation in the country.Dr Wright also spoke of the hope that with CLTS the country’s open defecation rates would decrease and help meet the MDGs.

25 October 2011

Plan Indonesia’s Grobogan-based Scaling-Up Project was singled out for the honour in the ‘Sanitation and Wastewater – Software’ category of this year’s International Water Association Project Innovation Awards, to be held in Malaysia 21st-24th November. The judging panel praised the project for its innovative approach to sanitation based on community participation and led by the community itself. Yohanna Pakpahan, Plan Indonesia’s Community-Led Total Sanitation project manager in Grobogan district, will represent Plan to receive the award.

17 October 2011

After India’s most celebrated Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan recently became the brand ambassador for WSSCC, now Indian cricket players are to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country. Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have already shot a clip, in which they are asking people: “Adopt the WASH hatrick – sanitation, hygiene, clean water – for healthy living”.

11 October 2011

A new charity which focuses on fighting preventable disease by promoting hygiene launches in Sydney on “Global Handwashing Day”, October 15 2011.

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