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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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World Toilet Day: BLF seeks National Toilet Summit


The Bread of Life Development Foundation (BLF), a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged the Federal Government to immediately convene a National Conference on Access to Safe Toilets, in order to discuss and find solutions to the sanitation crisis in Nigeria. Quoting the WHO/UNICEF/Joint Monitoring Report 2015, that states 45 million Nigerians are still defecating in the open and another 130 million ...

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Countries report progress on water, sanitation commitments

Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair of SWA

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners report significant progress on 56% of the 383 commitments tabled by 43 developing countries and 12 donors at the 2014 High Level Meeting. Most of the commitments aim at removing barriers to progress, eliminating inequalities and ensuring sustainability of water and sanitation services. Countries report significant progress on half of their commitments, including ...

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Uganda Breweries, WaterAid in $2.8m sanitation project

Uganda water

Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) and WaterAid Uganda (WAU) have partnered to implement a three-year water and sanitation project in Bulangira Town in Kibuku District worth one billion Uganda Shillings equivalent to $2.8 million. “Bulangira is a challenged town with minimal infrastructure to support social services and limited access to land for water and sanitation services for the underprivileged. When WaterAid ...

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Infographic: Preventing malaria, sanitation-related diseases


Chairman, WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) Media Network Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Francis Odupute, is co-ordinator of this infographic initiative designed to raise awareness on the malaria scourge and WASH-related diseases, which are prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa in particular and the developing world in general. According to the environmental cartoonist, this is the first edition of a multi-phase intervention (“WASH ...

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