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18 January 2011

A recent World Bank study shows that Nigeria loses 20% of its GDP as a result of inadequate sanitation. However, there is hope that this will change as many communities adopt CLTS and stop open defecation.

17 January 2011

Almost 30 million people in Afghanistan, that is 92% of the population, lack proper sanitation. In order to address this dire situation, USAID, together with the Afghan government, are implementing CLTS in six of the country’s provinces.

14 January 2011

A local Non-Governmental Organization, Development Initiative Programme (DIP), in collaboration with UNICEF and the government of Sierra Leone, celebrated successful CLTS activities in Port Loko district with a five day programme!

14 January 2011

The Kashmir Charitable Trust plans to eradicate open defecation in around 20 sites in Muzaffarabad through through School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), combining the Child to Child (CTC) and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) strategies. In this earthquake-affected area teachers have already received training in CTC approaches and children are more or less familiar with hygiene issues.

14 January 2011

At Ghana’s first National Environmental Sanitation Conference (NESCON) in December 2010, one of the recommendations put forward was that the government should set up a revolving fund for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) initiatives, in collaboration with Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs) and local government.

11 January 2011

Papers and other forms of participation are invited for the ESRC STEPS Centre conference on 22-23 March 2011, at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.

19 November 2010

On World Toilet Day 19th November 2010, participants at the Regional CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop in Lusaka produced a short video clip to mark the occasion

18 November 2010

In this short video, Al Jazeera’s Prerna Suri reports from New Delhi about India’s huge sanitation problem.

16 November 2010

Reuters, 15th November 2010: Nearly 20 percent of the world’s population still defecates in the open, and action to improve hygiene, sanitation and water supply could prevent more than 2 million child deaths a year, health experts said Monday.

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