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COVID-19: 300 handwashing stations installed in Senegalese schools

Yacine Djibo

The le Groupe des Amis de l’Alimentation Scolaire (GAASS) has strengthened its commitment to schoolchildren across Senegal by providing handwashing stations for pupils returning to school following the outbreak of COVID-19. The initiative is being executed in partnership with Dakar-based advocacy tank, Speak Up Africa.   Yacine Djibo, Executive Director of Speak Up Africa In Senegal, to enable the Ministry of ...

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IWD 2016: Hygienic toilets will keep girls in school, says WaterAid

A school toilet for girls

As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, WaterAid is calling for water, sanitation and handwashing facilities with soap in schools, describing these as essential to gender equality. According to the organisation, one in three schoolgirls around the world do not have access to safe, private toilets at school, a situation that increases the likelihood that ...

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Malawian communities seek to end open defecation

Mitress Januwale

About one billion people or 15 percent of the global population, including Malawians, practice open defecation, and ignorance of the consequences Twelve years ago today, Mitress Januwale was in great pain due to the death of her grandmother Myness Gilimoti to what was a suspected work of witchcraft, according to family members. Gilimoti died when she was more of a ...

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