East Asia and Pacific

Tipping the scale: ODF monitoring and sector capacity

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Yesterday we heard how countries across the region are showing potential for scaling up through expanding successful pilot programmes, forming alliances to deliver WASH programmes, adding sanitation and hygiene initiatives to existing programmes as well as implementing at a larger scale. Today we discussed two particular aspects of sanitation and hygiene programmes that will make universal access more likely: ODF monitoring and sufficient capacity within the sector.

Reaching the poor and vulnerable: reporting from the East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning event

East Asia and Pacific Regional Learning Event

Today was the start of a three day Regional Learning event in Thailand on scaling up sanitation and hygiene for East Asia and Pacific, jointly organised by WSP, UNICEF, Plan International and WaterAid. Attending are over 60 participants from 8 countries in the region (PNG, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines).

Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets: Stopping Open Defecation Improves Children’s Height in Cambodia

A new research brief from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), Investing in the Next Generation: Growing Tall and Smart with Toilets, examines how the level of open defecation in a community is associated with shorter children in Cambodia. Key findings highlighted in the research brief are that open defecation is associated with greater stunting at every age, and that it is associated with greater stunting even when the household itself does not openly defecate.

Date: 19 December 2013
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CLTS is theme for Commonwealth Queens Baton Relay in Solomon Islands

World Vision helped to kick off the Commonwealth Queens Baton relay in the capital of Solomon Islands, yesterday together with UNICEF. The Honiara leg of the relay began outside of the capital at Kakabona beach where a number of children from a World Vision Area Program community, Lord Howe community, gathered together to sing with World Vision staff about improving health and sanitation around Honiara. Following the performance the children passed the baton over to officials and the relay commenced.

CLTS in the East Asia and Pacific Region: Progress, Lessons and Directions

Children in Yar Gyi Daw Village, Myanmar, confirm that they now have a toilet at home

A review of the status of community-led sanitation implementation in East Asia and Pacific. Commissioned by UNICEF, Plan, WaterAid and WSP, this report has been produced based on experiences and lessons on the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) from Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar,Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam.

Date: 30 May 2013

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