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This Technology Application Framework (TAF) Publication assesses two low-cost sanitary pad machines placed in women’s collectives in Nepal.
The German Development Cooperation through GIZ has started to be involved in Menstrual Health after the 2015 earthquake. A programme implemented by Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population and facilitated by the German Development Cooperation has sought …

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The aims of this factsheet are to:

1. Advocate for sustainable WinS globally as anchored in the SDGs;
2. Highlight key solutions to existing challenges within WinS;
3. Explore various innovations and successful approaches using examples from low and middle income countries and outline best practice approaches and lessons learnt;
4. Identify the common principles that are needed to …

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This publication is the follow up of the first and second volume of WASH in Schools best practices by SuSanA partners. This third volume focuses on the topic of monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The aim is to show how digital approaches for M&E can be used to trigger action for improvements in WASH in Schools.
It introduces the WHO/UNICEF JMP core and expanded questions and indicators for …

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The presentation provides data to the following questions:
- Where is MHM in schools in the SGDs?
- Are national baselines available?
- What indicators are being monitored and through what sources?
- What actions are needed to improve monitoring?

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Menstruation is a sign of health, growth, and development for girls. It is part of the transition from being a girl to womanhood.

This is a child-friendly material intended to teach girls about their periods. It has practical information presented in an approachable manner, covering common questions about menstruation, tips on how to handle the transition, and myths about periods. …

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The purpose of this document is to present eight practical actions that Member States can take at the national and sub-national level to improve WASH in health care facilities. It also summarizes the global response to the UN Secretary General’s Call to Action. This document is a companion to the WHO and UNICEF JMP 2019 SDG baseline report for WASH in health care facilities (available in the …

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UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) have collaborated to produce the WASH FIT tool in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

This tool is designed for use by health care facility managers and health care staff e.g., the chief medical officer, financial administrator, doctors, nurses and persons in charge of managing water and waste. The WASH FIT guide contains practical step-by-step …

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The WHO/UNICEF JMP has expanded its global databases to include WASH in health care facilities. The 2019 global baseline report includes harmonized national estimates as well as regional and global estimates for 2016.

The Key messages for sanitation are:

In 2016:
1. 18 countries and only one SDG region had sufficient data to estimate coverage of basic sanitation services in health care …

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WHO and UNICEF, working with the Global Task Team for monitoring WASH in health care facilities (HCF), have developed a set of core questions and indicators for WASH in HCF, in support of monitoring WASH in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The indicators include definitions for basic water, sanitation, hand hygiene, health care waste management, and environmental cleaning services. …

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This report presents, for the first time, a global assessment of the extent to which health care facilities provide essential water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Drawing on data representing 66,101 facilities in 54 low- and middle-income countries, the report concludes that 38% of facilities lack access even to rudimentary levels of WASH. When a higher level of service is factored in, …

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This updated document presents recommended core questions to support harmonised monitoring of WASH in schools as part of the SDGs. The questions map to harmonised indicator definitions of “basic” service and to service ladders that can be used to monitor progress. They are intended for use in national or sub-national facility surveys and census questionnaires.

If national and sub-national …

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Through expert consultations, the JMP has developed core questions for monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene at home, schools and health centres. The document contains core and expanded indicators related and specific to MHM and infrastructure in schools.

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The scope and focus document of SuSanA Working Group (WG) 7 Sustainable WASH in Institutions and Gender Equality (Leave No One Behind – in communities, schools and other institutions)

WG 7 has two goals:
a. To strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools and other institutions within community
structures. To learn more about the work of WG 7 in the field of WASH in schools, …

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This manual is used in selected schools in the Division of Batangas in the context of researching the conditions to improve O&M of sanitation facilities in public elementary schools in the Philippines. Users of this manual are highly encouraged to provide feedback on their experience using this tool to improve the next edition. The learnings of this research project are supporting the further …

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Addressing gender inequality and disability rights is critical to a rights-based approach to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. Rights-based WASH should reflect all human rights principles, including ‘equality
and non-discrimination’, and ‘participation and inclusion’. Approaching WASH with an inclusive lens is essential for achieving universal acces.

This paper centres …

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Women and girls are especially affected by inadequate sanitation because of gender related differences - cultural and social factors - but also because of sex-related differences - physiological factors. Gender refers to the social differences and relations between men and women which are learned and often constructed and which differ in various societies and can change over time. 
There are …

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Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Goal 6) to ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ requires explicit attention to gender equality and inclusion. Universal access to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and appropriate management of water resources will only be achieved if the rights of women and marginalised people are fulfilled. The …

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This policy brief summarises previous research on MHM and highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to this important topic. It then defines knowledge gaps which still exist and sets out clear recommendations for improving policy and programmes globally.

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This document UN-Water provides a summary on discrimination and inequality in the field of water and sanitation: it explains the concept of discrimination, details the human rights in regarding equity in the WASH sector and presents the course of action towards the elimination of discrimination and inequality.

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This Teacher’s Guide supports the teaching and learning about water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Zambian primary schools. WASH is part of the new national curriculum, which was launched in January 2014. This guide provides technical content for the teacher to familiarize himself/herself with the subject of WASH. It also provides ideas and suggestions on how WASH content can be integrated …

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This report presents for the first time a multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities in 54 low- and middle-income countries. WASH services provide for water availability and quality, presence of sanitation facilities and availability of soap and water for handwashing. The main focus of the results is on water availability as there were very …

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Inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) in non-household settings, such as schools, health care facilities, and workplaces impacts the health, education, welfare, and productivity of populations, particularly in low and middle-income countries. There is limited knowledge on the status of WaSH in such settings. To address this gap, we reviewed international standards, …

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This publication is the second volume of "Making WASH in Schools ore Sustainable". Similar to Volume I, it showcases various approaches, both practical and innovative, to provide sustainable WASH solutions in schools around the world. The stories are not limited to the construction of water and sanitation systems but also show how these systems are operated and maintained through active …

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This publication is the background article to one of the case stories in the SuSanA case story collection “Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable” (Vol II.). It has been selected as one of the focus case stories on monitoring under the umbrella of the SuSanA Working Group 7 on school sanitation.
The project "School Sanitation in Underserved Urban Areas in India" has shown that in the …

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