Africa

Let’s have commercial toilets at all fuel stations to curb open defecation

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.

Global Handwashing Day Celebrations in Mathare

Mathare community joined the rest of the world in celebrating Global Handwashing Day in Mathare on 15th October 2011. The day was marked at Kiboro Primary school where about 400 community members from Mathare Valley gathered to wash their hands together. The event was strategically organized at a school to attract the participation of children and the theme was Wash your hands and save your life.

Learning by Doing: Working at Scale in Ethiopia

In 2006, WSP partnered with the Government of Ethiopia, the Amhara Regional Health Bureau, and USAID’s Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) to launch the Learning by Doing Initiative in Amhara Regional State, focused on achieving total behavior change in sanitation and hygiene. The project started at scale, reaching an initial 93,000 households in four districts (estimated population of 418,000) and then expanded further to include an additional 90 districts. Overall, 5.8 million people were reached and 2.8 million more people stopped practicing open defecation and now use an open pit latrine. Key strategies discussed included building capacity at the community level and developing and testing tools and training manuals.

Date: 7 October 2011
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Succès avec l’ATPC dans la Région Anosy!

Maintenant plus de 125 personnes utilisent leurs propres latrines à Vatambe et Emagnevy dans la Commune Rurale de Mahatalaky après un déclenchement de l’ATPC (Assainissement Totale Piloté par la Communauté) réalisé par l’ONG Azafady l’année dernière. Cette mise à jour pour le réseau Diorano-WASH de Madagascar rend compte des leçons tirées de l’initiative pilote de l’ATPC.

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Date: 5 October 2011
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