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This Field Note describes the development process of designing a Disaster-Resilient Toilet (DRT) which was carried out in the States of Assam and Gujarat in India. Both of these States are affected annually by flooding and cyclones, and they are also both located in earthquake-prone areas. The impact of flooding and cyclones has meant that existing toilets are damaged, often beyond repair, as the …

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Sakhipur, recognized as municipality, is a town of Sakhipur Upazila which is located about 39 km by road from Tangail and 77 km northwest of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Sakhipur became a Pourashava (municipality) in October 2000. It has an annual income of 6 million Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) over the last three years which makes it an ‘A’ category Pourashava. Sakhipur municipality …

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Los principales desafíos mundiales que existen en el sector de saneamiento son los millones de personas que no cuentan sin ningún tipo de sistema de saneamiento, los efectos a la salud que esto produce, la escasez de agua y contaminación, inseguridad en los alimentos, crecimiento desproporcionado en las áreas urbanas y las inadecuadas opciones sanitarias actuales.

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Spurred by the growing body of evidence linking poor menstrual hygiene facilities to school absenteeism, a collaborative study by the Ministry of Education, the Bhutan Nuns Foundation, the Religion and Health Project and the Ministry of Health in partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2017. The study undertook both qualitative and quantitative approaches to assess the current issues facing …

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This one-minute video from UNICEF describes how to make and keep food safe from contamination to guard against diarrhoeal disease.

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The WASHaLOT 3.0 is a low-cost and water-saving washing facility. For pandemic preparedness and response, the WASHaLOT 3.0 can be easily adjusted so that fewer water outlets are in use to ensure physical distancing.

This user guide is produced to provide receiving schools with orientation on the WASHaLOT installation, guidance on operation & maintenance as well as recommendations for pandemic …

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Despite clear international law on the human right to water, and widespread recognition of this right, almost one billion people still do not have adequate, affordable and safe access to water and 2.4 billion people do not have access to safe sanitation.

The world’s urban population is increasing and by conservative estimates, rates of growth will continue well into the middle of this …

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• The ASWA-II programme (2017-2022) is being implemented in eight Terai districts to eliminate open defecation and ensure the sustained use of safely managed water supplies and hygiene by people in targeted districts, especially by women and girls and persons with disability.
• At baseline, 47 out of 100 communities were externally ODF certified. However, there are challenges in sustaining …

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The document covers the impact of WASH intervention in families, communities and institutions with a balance between demand and supply, highlighting both child and gender lens. Innovations like cost effective, simple, scalable pedal operated hand washing stations, augmentation of operation and maintenance of community toilets with identification of community touch points, school readiness for …

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the UN Migration Agency, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; …

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Over the last five years, the government of Punjab province has taken steps to develop an enabling environment for sustainable and at-scale WASH services. This Field Note outlines the sector policy and strategies, institutional arrangements and sector coordination mechanisms implemented. The arrangements for sector monitoring as well as budgeting, financing and capacity development are presented. …

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La Empresa Municipal Obras Sanitarias Mar del Plata que presta los servicios de agua, cloaca y pluvial en la ciudad de Mar del Plata (700.000 hab), desde el año 2000 viene optimizando el tratamiento de los barros cloacales, que poseen un contenido promedio de 91% de materia orgánica y valores de metales pesados muy bajos, debido que la actividad industrial y turística es predominantemente …

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The Faecal Sludge and Septage Management: Service Business Models shares leading practices and innovations to improve how faecal sludge is managed, and how to expand services to the millions of people living in thousands of cities in urban India, lacking access to safely managed sanitation.

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Since 2003 Nepal has been actively promoting the Community Led Total Sanitation approach and, from 2005 onwards; the School Led Total Sanitation approach, to promote Open Defecation Free (ODF) behaviours. The Government has put sanitation and hygiene at the forefront of its development agenda through the Nepal Country Plan for the International Year of Sanitation in 2008, the Sanitation and …

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In India, the state of Maharashtra has been pioneering innovations on MHM in both policy and practice since 2009. Government bodies, civil society organizations, social enterprises, and academia have collectively been proactive in generating robust evidence and approaches on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for the past decade. A concerted action led by the state government, enabled systematic …

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Nepal has made an impressive progress in eliminating open defecation across the country in the last two decades. As a result, the percentage of households using improved (not shared) sanitation facilities in Nepal increased from 15% in 2000 to 62% in 2017, and open defecation rates fell from 67% to 21% over the same period (WHO & UNICEF, 2019). Nepal celebrated gains made towards ending open …

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Sanitation coverage in Bangladesh has improved significantly over the last three decades; this has been mainly driven by government, development partners and NGO-led programmes. Most households either purchase their toilet components from local latrine producers (LP) or sanitation service providers and complete all or some of the construction themselves or else hire the services of the LP to …

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The study ‘Analysis of Menstrual Hygiene Practices in Nepal: The Role of WASH in Schools Programme for Girls Education’, was commissioned by UNICEF Nepal in collaboration with the Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD) in 2016 to explore the socio-cultural practices related to menstruation, its management and consequences pertaining to girls’ education. The research and …

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Handwashing with soap is critical in the fight against COVID-19. This film is compilation of different design options for minimal touch hand wash facilities located in Odiya.

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This poster is about the safety of FSTP plant workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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14.7% of India’s tribal peoples reside in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Historically these tribal groups have been marginalized, socially and economically restricted, and their access to basic services has been disproportionately lower than that of the wider population. To tackle this inequality and demonstrate how a remote, hard to reach tribal area can benefit from sustained WASH …

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This study covered nearly 1200 government-built and 150 NGO or community build sanitary complexes. The purpose was to understand how they were running and improve their maintenance.

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This poster describes steps to ensure the safety of workers cleaning drains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Over the course of three months, a Working Group comprised of over 50 organizations explored the use of blended finance in two important segments of water service delivery and sanitation: (1) repair and maintenance of water infrastructure in less densely populated areas; and (2) fecal sludge management. Commissioned by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), this Outcome …

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Eket is a coastal city in the southern region of Nigeria in the vast low-lying region where the Niger-delta drains into the Gulf of Guinea. The population is 211,255 (as of 2021) of which 80% are considered to be rural dwellers (average population density is 1,200 people per square kilometre). Fishing, subsistence agriculture and commerce are the most common occupations, although in recent years …

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