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Over 800m children lack handwashing facilities at school, says UN

Ghana

Nearly 820 million children worldwide lack basic handwashing facilities at school, increasing the risk of coronavirus contagion, United Nations agencies said on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Area Two in five schools do not provide children with soap ...

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Groups advocate regular hand washing to curb Covid-19

Global Handwashing Day

The Society for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (NEWSAN) and the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) have called on Nigerians to wholly  embrace hand washing as a daily routine to effectively curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world. Pupils engaging in handwashing Speaking at a workshop on Monday, July 27, 2020 in Abuja, NEWSAN National Coordinator, Mr. Benson Attah, ...

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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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