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On 13th of May SuSanA and GIZ (Sustainable Sanitation Programme & Support to the Health Sector Programme Nepal) jointly hosted a webinar on "Improving healthcare waste management and WASH during the COVID-19 pandemic".

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a rapid increase in healthcare waste. Countries and health systems are struggling to safely manage and dispose of this waste in …

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Sphere and its partner standards can guide our response. In situations of insecurity with the danger of misinformation and stigmatisation, it is important to understand and apply the most important and basic principles and actions to help limit the spread of the virus. There are tools from the humanitarian sector that can directly support your COVID-19 response. The sector has been gathering …

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The Three Cities On-Site Sanitation (OSS) and Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Knowledge Exchange (KEx) Case study provides detailed highlights of the capacity development initiative that was undertaken in three sub-Saharan African cities; Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) andLusaka (Zambia). The KEx initiative was aimed at enabling keystakeholders from the three cities municipalities/ …

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In this library entry we have grouped together up to five documents that we think are important "first reading" materials for anyone wishing to obtain a quick overview of this topic. For more details, please see the external links to the discussion forum below.

The documents listed in this library entry in reverse chronological order already exist as individual library entries but have been …

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This workshop provides an overview of the six components of a successful latrine program: stakeholder engagement, demand creation, products and services, finances, capacity development, and monitoring. After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to design or strengthen a latrine program for their context. They will have a greater awareness of factors influencing behaviour …

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This Programming Guidance outlines essential parts of MHH programming, characteristics of good programming and examples of good practice.
It features 5 main sections:
- A global opportunity: explaining the global interest in supporting MHH
- Programm design: principles, government leadership, situation analysis, theory of change, costs
- Core package of interventions: framework of essential …

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This guide describes commonly available MHM materials, its advantages and disadvantages to enable practitioners to choose what materials might be adequate for their target population and their context.

For each menstrual material, the environmental, health, and financial aspects are highlighted in individual tables – along with considerations of availability, user experience, and standards …

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La présente stratégie régionale mise à jour en 2015 a été lancée en 2012 face à la crise nutritionnelle et alimentaire au Sahel, révisée lors du processus de consultation en 2014, elle reste une orientation intersectorielle adaptable aux spécificités nationales et locales de chaque pays.

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This tutorial is primarily aimed at those people interested in or responsible for managing water resources. We wanted to show how addressing gender will improve efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability. A gender approach will also improve social benefits and equity from use of our water resources.

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Several major donors are now looking for “value for money” in all WaSH emergency programmes. Therefore in order to justify the cost of Oxfam’s selected latrine design not only should initial construction cost be considered but also the on- going operation & maintenance costs to ensure that we are providing “value for money” in phase of emergency and the long run.

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The Measurement, Evidence, and Dissemination, for Scale (MEDS) initiative was created by merging the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) initiative with the Building Demand for Sanitation (BDS) initiative at the end of 2015. The 2017 MEDS Convening was the 2nd convening under MEDS but the 6th annual meeting for many of the participants, formally convening under the BDS portfolio.

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The secondary review of urban sanitation in Tamil Nadu provides a situational analysis of the water and sanitation situation in urban areas of the State, situated in the context of economic growth, demographic change, natural resource endowments and their historical utilisation character. This study draws mainly from available secondary literature and data from government and other public …

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With a view to scope the tasks under the Tamil Nadu sanitation mission, IIHS carried out a scoping exercise in 2015 to gain an in-depth understanding of the current arrangements and practices in the full cycle of sanitation. The study assessed a range of issues across the sanitation cycle including design and construction practices of on-site sanitation systems, septage collection and waste …

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In India, there is lack of demonstrated successful models with respect to FSM. Government stakeholders gaining exposure to robust FSM models in another developing country was envisaged as one of the key preparatory steps for the development and operationalisation of effective FSM systems in Tamil Nadu. This report presents the preparatory work undertaken to organise exposure visits for Government …

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In Tamil Nadu, currently, a range of behaviour deficits exist along the full cycle of sanitation at the stages of access, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and re-use/disposal. However, communication strategies in the sanitation sector have been largely limited to promoting hygiene behaviours such as handwashing or stopping open defecation by promoting the use of toilets. While these …

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In order to effect improvements across the sanitation chain, an assessment was undertaken of the existing practices with respect to on-site containment structures. While already existing on-site structures need to be surveyed to ensure compliance with sanitary requirements, and enforcement in this regard has been taken up by ULBs in Tamil Nadu, another intervention identified was improvements to …

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In order to achieve 100 per cent sanitation and improve public health outcomes in urban Tamil Nadu, TNUSSP undertook a legal, regulatory and institutional review across the sanitation chain. This review mapped the institutional arrangements, laws, and regulations that govern sanitation in the State. This report provides a summary of the review along with the key areas for improvement and a road …

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BCC is a key component of the TNUSSP and seeks to address the issue of behaviour change through a range of approaches, of which communication campaigns and activities, targeted at appropriate segments, is an important part. This document broadly outlines the communication campaign and activities conducted at Tiruchirappalli, PNP and NNP.

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Capacity building initiatives are one of the key approaches followed by TNUSSP to effect changes across the entire sanitation chain. As part of this, orientation and training programmes were held for a range of stakeholders such as officers at the state level and of Urban Local Bodies, engineers, masons and desludging operators. This report presents details of the training/orientation programmes …

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As part of the capacity building initiatives, a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) of officers in the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) was conducted. The study was conducted at selected ULBs in the State, with an aim to identify the current capacity of the organisations to implement FSM. The TNA focused on the institutional, administrative, financial and human capacity of the ULBs and assessed the existing …

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The Training Needs Assessment of masons was conducted to identify the required training needs based on the current levels of education and training of masons, their current level of knowledge and practices in toilet construction, and the construction of on-site containment structures. The findings from the study provide an insight in to the knowledge and practice gaps of masons and help identify …

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As part of the BCC component during Phase 1 of TNUSSP, a range of activities were undertaken in Tiruchirappalli and PNP – NNP. This included activities with general public, school children, sanitary workers and with Government officers of the ULBs. An assessment was carried out to understand the effectiveness of these activities, the findings of which are presented in this report.

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Capacity building initiatives and programmes were conducted for a range of stakeholders – Government officers, engineers, masons and desludging operators. An assessment was undertaken to see the impact of these programmes on the stakeholders and if they have been able to apply new learnings in their work environment. This report presents the findings of the assessment.

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The Sewage Treatment Plant at Tiruchirappalli has been used for co-treating fecal sludge by utilizing pumping stations as receiving/decanting stations. An assessment was carried out at the decanting stations in Tiruchirappalli with an objective to check the adequacy of existing facilities, identify areas of improvement and develop a methodology for feasibility assessment for converting pumping …

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Tiruchirappalli has focussed on urban sanitation over a long period of time. This report examines Trichy’s sanitation situation through a comprehensive understanding of existing sanitation arrangements, and highlights key deficiencies that can be addressed by a proposed action and investment plan.

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