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Are you a teacher and looking for training materials?

Our School Activity Collection assembles various activities on the vital topics of WASH, energy conservation, biodiversity and waste management.

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SuSanA (2019)

How does SuSanA generate impact?
A compilation of SuSanA Impact Stories

Selected sanitation projects from different parts of the world were requested to report on how SuSanA had influenced the work carried out. This resulted in a variety of evidence indicating that SuSanA can have a far-reaching effect providing expertise, convenor of meetings, a source of online information, networked contacts, discussion platform and a place to disseminate reports and …

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WoMena (2019)

WoMena FAQ: What is the environmental impact of menstrual products?

WoMena’s SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Which, and how many, products are used? This FAQ focuses on disposable or reusable products, which
are commercially available. Little information is available on traditional or homemade products. Estimates
of how many products are used differ widely. Some estimates from High-Income Countries indicate around
30 products per cycle (390 annually), …

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WoMena (2018)

WoMena FAQs: Can you use a Menstrual Cup when also using an IUD?

WOMENA RECOMMENDATIONS

Based on available evidence, expert opinion, recommendations from health authorities as well as
from manufacturers, there is little scientific evidence to indicate that menstrual cup use
increases the risk of IUD expulsion, and therefore little reason for IUD users to exclude using
an MC. In the spirit of precaution, and until better evidence is available, possible …

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WoMena (2018)

WOMENA FAQs: What are menstrual irregularities?

In the communities where WoMena works, girls and women frequently ask about menstrual
irregularities. Clearly, they are concerned, both about their general health, and their fertility.
Irregularities take many forms - age at onset of menarche or menopause, length of cycle,
amount of bleeding, menstrual pain and discomfort, as well as bleeding outside the cycle.

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Hyttel,M., Thomsen,C.F, Luff, B., Storrusten, H. , Nyakato, V. N. . (2017)

Drivers and challenges to use of menstrual cups among schoolgirls in rural Uganda: a qualitative study

Is the menstrual cup a potential solution to address the challenges surrounding menstrual health and management (MHM) for girls and women in low-income contexts? This qualitative study assessed the drivers and challenges for acceptability of the menstrual cup (MC) among schoolgirls in rural Uganda. The study included 36 schoolgirls aged 13–17 recruited from a school-based controlled trial of …

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SNV (2019)

Emotional demonstrations (emo-demos) of handwashing with soap at vaccination centres

Emotional demonstrations (emo-demos) are used in behaviour-centred design to trigger behaviour changes, such as handwashing with soap, by creating disgust and shame.
Through the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene For All (SSH4A) programme, vaccination centres in villages were found to be an ideal place to raise awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap among pregnant women, mothers …

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SNV (2019)

Jirani sanitation groups
Sustaining open defecation free status in Tanzania

The sustainability of open defecation free (ODF) status in rural areas where toilets frequently collapse is a global concern.
In Tanzania, SNV has developed an innovative approach called Jirani sanitation groups (JSGs). 'Jirani' means neighbour and the approach is based on community support; if a toilet collapses another can be built with the help of neighbours.

This case study presents the …

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GIZ, LWSC, LCC (2019)

The development and use of SFDs for better sanitation investment planning
A case story from Lusaka (Zambia)

The CSF-Lusaka project supports its implementing partners in the use of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs) to better understand and illustrate the sanitation situation in Lusaka City, the capital of Zambia. In 2018, a number of SFD reports were prepared, covering Lusaka City as a whole and looking into peri-urban areas or specific aspects of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme. This brochure provides an …

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Wald, C. (2019)

Cities without sewers (English, Creole)

Where conventional sanitation is out of reach, old methods paired with new science can get human waste safely back in the ground, with environmental benefits and more. A project in Haiti is leading the way for cities without sewers.

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SMCR (2019)

SMCR Conference
Abstract Program

It seems people these days can’t stop talking about periods. From derision by presidential candidates, to taboo-breaking Instagrammers and marathoners, menstruation is no longer in the closet. The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) has been building the evidence base and articulating menstruation’s role in health and well-being for over 40 years. SMCR was the first multidisciplinary …

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WoMena (2019)

WoMena FAQ: Do menstrual products contain harmful substances?

WOMENA SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Should we worry? Many people worry that menstrual products may contain harmful substances, particularly since products are used for a prolonged time in close contact with highly absorbent skin around the vagina. So, should we be concerned?

What are the ingredients in menstrual products? Ingredients vary greatly, both by type and brand of product. One …

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Cecilia Rodriguez y Lourdes Valenzuela (2019)

PPT Bienvenida Puntos Focales SuSanA Latinoamerica

12 slides de introducción a SuSanA Latinoamerica, cronograma, responsabilidades y acciones.

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Ram Pattnaik (2018)

It's our responsibility
Short film by Ram Pattnaik

The film shows the inequities in access to clean drinking water. It shows a mother washing vegetables in clean drinking water, rather than using tap water. Her daughter notices this and points out that lack of clean drinking water leads to many child deaths, while here she was wasting clean water. The film ends with the mother realizing the message.

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Subrat Mahanta (2018)

Boond
Short film by Subrat Mahanta

This film depicts the need for creating awareness for conserving water. It shows how children are sensitive towards conserving water, unlike many adults.

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Ritwik Das (2018)

Jala O Bhabisyata
Short film by Ritwik Das

Jala O Bhabisyata is a short, animated film, aimed at sensitizing society about the importance of clean water. It uses school children (a school girl in this film) as advocates for bringing about a change in their own families and society.

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Abhinash Kumar Pradhan (2018)

Water Boy
Short film by Abhinash Kumar Pradhan

The film depicts a common scene on the railway platform, where there is no drinking water in the taps. The protagonist is a child waiting for his train to arrive who has his own bottle of water. He notices a thirsty child desperately trying to drink a few last drops of water from the railway platform tap. He then tries to help this other child.

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Deepak Upadhyay (2018)

Goal
Short film by Deepak Upadhyay

This film depicts on how unsafe water can affect health of children and their ability to be strong and fit and play football. While one of them is aware about the importance of clean drinking water, he also insists other friends not compromise with the quality of drinking water.

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Ashutosh Pattnaik (2018)

Let them play safe
Short film by Ashutosh Pattnaik

Water is a playing element for children. In villages, children spend most of their childhood catching fish, swimming in the rivers and ponds. But these days water sources are full of waste and poisonous material, which is harmful for the water bodies and children. This film is an appeal to keep water bodies clean for the sake of our children and their healthy future.

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Gyana Ranjan Sathua (2018)

Sanrankhayana
Short film by Gyana Ranjan Sathua

The film shows two children who, on the way to school found water gushing from a broken tap. While no-one took any initiative to stop the water flow, the children used their ingenuity to stop the water from getting wasted. This made them late in reaching school but once they narrated their effort they were commended by all.

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Riyaan Farooq (2018)

Sudh
Short film by Riyaan Farooq

The story revolves around a poor thirsty young boy who finds it difficult to quench his thirst, as the river water is unclean and polluted. But thanks to his education - he recalls how his teacher at school had taught him to purify water. He applies his theoretical knowledge to practice, and doing so he succeeds in purifying the contaminated water and thereby quenching his thirst.
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Ashutosh Pattnaik (2019)

Vote for Clean Water
Short film by Ashutosh Pattnaik

The film uses the common sight of leaders making many promises in rural areas. It compels a child to take a glass of visibly polluted water from her village to the leader, requesting for clean water. The focus here is to bring to attention that a vote for safe water is what we need to ensure the safety of our children.

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Al Saleh, T. (2019)

Faecal Sludge Management
Operational Manual

Due to the lack of investment in a proper sanitation system in the Philippines - including sewage collection and treatment - close to 20% of the population (approx. 20 million) suffer from inadequate access to sanitation and 9 million rely on unsafe water sources. Additionally, a significant portion of the population is resorting to open defecation (6 million) as a negative coping mechanism, …

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ISF-UTS and SNV (2019)

Scheduled emptying services as an entry point for change

Addressing urban sanitation requires a concurrent focus on both infrastructure and service delivery systems. Where on-site sanitation is the main type of sanitation, as in the programme cities, a focus on safe faecal sludge management was required. Regular emptying of on-site containment systems is a key service delivery challenge that provides an entry point for improving urban sanitation …

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Badu, E., Owusu-Manu, G., Donkor-Hyiaman, K. A., Conway, C., Edwards, D. J. (2015)

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Delivering Sanitation Infrastructure

The study identifies four traditional sanitation financing methods through the use of debt, budgetary allocations, donor funds and community-based organizations. Essentially, public private partnerships (PPPs) and private finance initiatives (PFIs) are the most significant innovative financing approaches among fifteen instruments studied. Subsidies, grants and guarantees were also observed to …

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SuSanA (2019)

Everything there is to know about the SuSanA Discussion Forum

This slide deck provides you with detailed information about the SuSanA Discussion Forum. You can use these slides in your own presentations if you want to explain the Discussion Forum to somebody.

The presentation consists of three parts:
Part 1: General information about the SuSanA Discussion Forum
Part 2: Statistical information on Forum usage
Part 3: Slides to initiate discussions and …

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The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

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