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How Ghanaian media contribute to World Water Day celebrations


Every year, the world marks Water Day on Mach 22. In this article, a founding member of WaterSan Perspective, Ama Kudom-Agyemang, who is based in Accra, Ghana, wonders if there is a reason to celebrate water in Ghana To some Ghanaian media persons who hosted radio and television discussions in relation to celebration of World Water Day, there is absolutely ...

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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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Bodies collaborate to launch Heads of State Panel on Water


Together with partners, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) joins in the establishment of a Heads of State Panel on Water, a global undertaking aimed at mobilizing support for implementing the water-related Sustainable Development Goals. The panel was launched during the World Economic Forum in Davos. To mobilise global support for implementing the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN ...

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Faith in Water emerges, eyes world’s poorest

clean water

A new charity has been founded to work with faith groups on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest countries. “Faith in Water,” as it is christened, is said to be the first charity to focus specifically on working with faith-managed schools on WASH issues to improve children’s lives and create lasting community impact. Based in Bristol, UK, ...

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A tale of a primary school in distress in Edo State

School children

The flooding situation at the Evbuotubu Primary School has entered its 12th year, but there is nothing to show that help is in sight for these children It was 10:00am or thereabout. Abies, a pupil of Evbuotubu Primary School, has just been asked out of the class. She had been down with illness and has not been in school for ...

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WaterAid demands promises in Addis to deliver safe water, toilets


As Nigerian delegates, led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, converge on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the UN International Financing for Development Conference, WaterAid Nigeria has called upon them to keep their commitments to prioritise access to water, sanitation and good hygiene in national budgets, so that no one is left behind. The Addis conference will determine how countries around the world ...

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PAVE, UC-Berkeley in water rights research initiative


The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) is collaborating with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the USA to investigate new strategies to explore how the human rights to water and sanitation can be successfully realised in Nigeria using Lagos as a case study. Graduate students of the Department involved in the ...

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2015: Politicians urged to mainstream sanitation into campaigns


WaterAid Nigeria wants political parties and their candidates to mainstream water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues into political campaigns, as the country prepares to hold  the 2015 general elections. Towards achieving this, the UK charity in collaboration with several civil society partners including YouthWASH Nigeria and Water and Sanitation Media Network is mobilising the general public to demand political parties and ...

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Clean water, sanitation vital in treatment for people living with HIV

Access to clean water and basic toilets is an essential but neglected part of the management and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), new research by international development organisations WaterAid and SAfAIDS has found. The new report shows that 70% of the approximately 35 million people living with HIV in the world reside in Sub-Saharan Africa. This equates to approximately ...

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African Water Facility allocates funds for climate change

Akissa Bahri, Coordinator of the AWF

The African Water Facility (AWF) has allocated €16m to fund for proposals for the “Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects”. In a statement, the AWF said winning proposals would be awarded grants ranging in size from €1 million up to €3 million for the preparation of water projects and programmes aimed at building resilience to climate change in Africa, with funding to ...

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