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Annual Progress Report for 'Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa'

sanitation sensitisation in a school in Niger
This annual narrative report describes progress against the overall programme objectives and at country level, outlining challenges and lessons learned as part of Plan's eight country Pan African programme.
Date: 30 August 2013

Training of CLTS Facilitators Workshop in Caprivi

Livingstone Kentshitswe, one of the trainers, demonstrating how to facilitate shit mapping
From the 27th May to 1st June 2013, SAREP (Southern Africa Regional Environmental Project) organized a one week Training of CLTS Facilitators Workshop in Kasika, Caprivi Region, Namibia, in close collaboration with IRDNC and the Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination (DWSSC) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Forestry (MAWF). This was the first training workshop and experimental use of the CLTS approach in the Caprivi Region of Namibia.
Date: 15 July 2013
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Sanitation and stunting in India: Undernutrition's blind spot

Global proportions of ODF, poverty and undernutrition diagram
The puzzle of persistent undernutrition in India is largely explained by open defecation, population density, and lack of sanitation and hygiene. The impact on nutrition of many faecally-transmitted infections, not just the diarrhoeas, has been a blind spot. In hygienic conditions much of the undernutrition in India would disappear. To tackle undernutrition effectively requires the elimination of open defecation and a radical transformation of sanitation and hygiene policies and practices.
Date: 15 July 2013
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Extension Agent reorganization into a ‘Block’ system for CLTS Implementation and Monitoring in Salima and Zomba Districts, Malawi

Inspecting a community latrine in Malawi

CLTS in Malawi has traditionally been implemented through local Health Centre extension agents and supported by resourcing provided by donor partners. With the goal of a 100% Open Defecation Free Malawi by 2015 and the current percentage of ODF villages verified at 4.3%, there is immediate need for more efficient delivery of CLTS. The inability to monitor and verify progress towards ODF presents a critical barrier that jeopardizes the attainability of ODF targets.

Date: 26 April 2013
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Toilet Coverage and Sanitation Performance in India By States (2001-2011)

Sanitation coverage by state (India) in 2001 and 2011

It is widely accepted that India’s “Total Sanitation Campaign has been a failure”.

In 2001 rural sanitation coverage was 22%. In 2011, ten years of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) later, the Government of India claimed that coverage was 68%. But recent Census data revealed that real coverage was only 31%. This means that less than one in five toilets reportedly constructed is in place.

Date: 4 February 2013
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