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World Toilet Day 2011 events in Vietnam

Vietnam marked the 2011 World Toilet Day with a sanitation workshop, bringing together officials from the Ministry of Health, researchers from national research institutes and sanitation practitioners from various national agencies, NCCR North-South, WHO, Unilever, INGOs including Plan International, East Meets West and Lien Aid. Results of various researches related to sanitation were presented and discussed.

Date: 22 November 2011
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Ending Open Defecation to Save Lives: World Toilet Day 2011 in Kenya

The last one month we have been really busy gearing up for the World Toilet Day. This is the fifth year running that Plan International Kenya will be celebrating World Toilet Day. As usual we celebrate this day on the ground where villages have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The first (2007), second (2008) and third (2009) year we celebrated in Kilifi, the 4th (2010) in Homa Bay County. This year the celebrations will be in Siaya County.

Chief Macha receives Order of Distinguished Service from Zambian President for his work on sanitation

During a ceremony marking Zambia’s Independence Day, Chief Macha received the title Officer of the Order of Distinguished Service from Zambia’s President Michael Chilufya Sata for his work promoting Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and achieving 100% open defecation free status in his chiefdom in the Choma District in the Southern Province of Zambia. As a traditional leader, Chief Macha has used his status to advocate for improved sanitation with a multitude of stakeholders, from ministers of state to elected councilors, from fellow Chiefs to rural households. But Chief Macha stressed that ‘[t]his achievement is not mine, it belongs to the people of Macha, the people of Zambia.’

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Plan Indonesia wins top award for CLTS project

Plan Indonesia’s Grobogan-based Scaling-Up Project was singled out for the honour in the ‘Sanitation and Wastewater – Software’ category of this year’s International Water Association Project Innovation Awards, to be held in Malaysia 21st-24th November. The judging panel praised the project for its innovative approach to sanitation based on community participation and led by the community itself. Yohanna Pakpahan, Plan Indonesia’s Community-Led Total Sanitation project manager in Grobogan district, will represent Plan to receive the award.

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