Africa

Following the red thread: menstrual hygiene in Uganda

The CLTS Knowledge Hub has just published the latest issue in the Frontiers series- Breaking the next taboo: Menstrual Hygiene within CLTS.  This issue of Frontiers of CLTS illustrates how Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programmes can be expanded to address menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools and communities to alleviate these stresses on women and girls.

Community follow up workshop facilitation guide for orientation of community leaders

Community Follow-up Workshop Facilitation Guide prepared by the consortium of InterAide and Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) in Phalombe District, Malawi. This is a guide that facilitators used during community follow-up workshops in Phalombe, which involved Village headmen, Natural Leaders (from various village structures) as well as the respective Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs). It provides facilitation techniques, examples and tips for conducting a follow-up workshop for community members.

Date: 30 May 2012
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School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) project in Kenema and Pujehun districts in Sierra Leone

Counterparts in Rehabilitation and Development in Sierra Leone (CORD-SL) with support from UNICEF is implementing a School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) project in Kenema and Pujehun districts in the east and south of the country. It is envisaged that by the end July 2012, primary school students and teachers in 16 previously targeted schools in Western Area, Pujehun and Kenema districts will have improved their hygiene behaviors and their catchment communities achieve and sustain Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.

Empowering communities to become open defecation-free: CLTS in South Sudan

CLTS is a critical component of UNICEF’s work in water, sanitation and hygiene in South Sudan, where nearly 90 per cent of the population don’t have access to adequate sanitation, and 64 per cent practice open defecation. “The concept behind CLTS is to empower the community as a whole,” said Sarla Varma, UNICEF WASH Specialist in Malakal, South Sudan. “Through a participatory process, we ignite the community’s desire for change, and encourage them to find their own solutions to safe sanitation. We at UNICEF play the role of facilitator in the process,” she added.

Date: 21 May 2012
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