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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.

15 November 2010

Happy World Toilet Day!!!

The 19th of November is World Toilet Day. Surely a good opportunity to celebrate achievements as well as raise awareness of the fact that 2.6 billion people in the world still lack access to proper sanitation?!

14 November 2010

Vanguard correspondent Adam Yamaguchi travels to India, Singapore and Indonesia to understand why people don’t use toilets and what’s being done to end the practice of open defecation.

13 November 2010

In her article in the Guardian Rose George maintains that the recent news coverage of cholera outbreaks overlooks a proportionately much larger problem: diarrhoea. She bemoans the lack of attention given to diarrhoeal disease which kills 300 children every hour and is the second largest cause of death in children in the developing world.

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