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Through Community Based Total Sanitation (known in Bahasa as Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyaralat or STBM), many rural communities in Aceh province in Indonesia have been supported to eliminate Open Defecation (OD). However, achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) still remains a challenge for many residents. This technical paper presents the results of a study on open defecation practices in rural …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the restriction of movement and closure of borders in many locations in Myanmar. This coupled with lack of access and mobility to certain areas for security reasons posed challenges to monitor handwashing interventions. In response, UNICEF developed a real time remote monitoring tool for handwashing facility distribution and installation using RapidPro, a free, …

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Social media has become a surprisingly useful and effective tool in advancing Vanuatu’s national WASH in Schools (WinS) program. In late 2019, Vanuatu’s Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) created the WASH in Schools Vanuatu - WOSH insaet long ol Skul Vanuatu Facebook group as a tool for schools to showcase their WASH activities. With increasing access to low-cost or free Facebook data …

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Improvements to sanitation and hygiene are known to reduce the transmission of the poliovirus. This field note reports the experience of implementing Afghan Context Community Led Total Sanitation (AC-CLTS) in an urban context within an integrated polio eradication project targeted to high-risk polio districts. The Ministry of Public Health, provincial Department of Public Health and UNICEF …

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The document discusses SAAHAS's scale of rural intervention, its focus areas and success stories.

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Lakshmipur was originally a sub-division of Lakshmipur district and the municipality was established in 1976. The town stands on the bank of the Rahmatkhali and is located 137 km south-east of Dhaka. The city is sub divided into 12 wards and 22 mahallas. Lakshmipur is one of the 53 district-level municipalities in the country.

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Cumilla City Corporation stands on the south bank of the Gumti River in Cumilla district. Cumilla (previously known as Comilla) is one of the fast-growing cities located beside the Dhaka Chittagong highway, 97 km south to Dhaka and 167 km north to Chittagong. Cumilla, one of the oldest towns of the sub-continent was declared a city corporation in the year 1864. Cumilla City Corporation was formed …

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for regular hand hygiene at a global level. Although the urgency of this context cannot be denied, the benefits from streamlining hand hygiene at a global scale are immense and go beyond the current pandemic response.

WASHaLOT is an innovative group handwashing facility that has been adapted for the Ugandan context. It is a durable, cost effective, …

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On July 16th 2015, flash floods triggered by Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) submerged various parts of the Chitral District; the northern district of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan. The floods destroyed houses, livestock and public infrastructure. The disaster claimed three lives and left 250,000 people without access to basic services and relief supplies. More than 60% of households were …

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This guide will provide insights on preconditions and principles for developing a national WinS MOOC based on the Philippines’ WinS MOOC experience, practical examples on structure, content and course outline of a typical WinS MOOC, and recommendations for adapting these processes in your institution’s context.

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Narsingdi municipality stands on the bank of the Branch of the River Meghna and is located adjacent to the Dhaka-Sylhet National Highway and 57 km East of the capital city Dhaka. It is well connected with road, water, and railways. The city is well known for its small and medium industries, like textile mills, dyeing mills, agro-industries and other processing mills which are the remarkable …

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Handwashing Facilities - Overview and Decision Support Tool with Case Studies from Uganda

The objectives of this publication are twofold. The first objective is to give an overview of common types of handwashing facilities with a number of key aspects that need to be considered during the planning stage. Focus is placed on handwashing facilities that are generally suitable for installation at …

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The sanitation situation in India has improved significantly in the last few years. This has been made possible by the foundation laid by various efforts - policies, programmes, investments and collaborations - over the years.

This publication aims at describing India’s urban sanitation journey and the contribution to it by the Indo-German Development Cooperation specially over the last ten …

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This document will show you everything you need to know about the SuSanA platform and all the resources that it offers including:

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The 2021 State of Cities Climate Finance report examines the current state of urban climate investment, the barriers to reaching the needed investment levels, and the steps to overcoming these challenges.

The report delivers its findings in two parts:

The Landscape of Urban Climate Finance (Part 1). Authored by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance Secretariat (Climate Policy …

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Sanitation in India has received national attention for over a decade, especially with the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) making it a political priority. However, due to the lack of appropriate sanitation planning practices, there have been little long-term gains made in urban sanitation beyond the ending of open defaecation. In this paper, we analyse the key barriers to sanitation planning, in …

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The water, sanitation, and solid waste sectors are closely related and have many interactions between their respective service chains in low- and middle-income countries. Currently, these interactions mostly lead to cross-contamination, and opportunities for co-benefits are seldom realized. This review presents the key advancements within each of these three development sectors in the past two …

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The Greater Tamale Area (GTA) refers to the geopolitical limits of both the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) and Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly (SagMA). GTA is located in the Northern region of Ghana and covers an area of 922km2. It is one of the largest cities in Ghana with a 2020 projected population of approximately 468,415. About 74% of its population live in urban areas.

It has a total …

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An overview of WinS capacity development activities in Philippine.

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The overall aim of the project was to identify the ways in which sanitation workers can improve and/or move out of hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work – specifically pit latrine, septic tank, drain and sewer cleaning and emptying – in urban areas (small towns and large cities). The dire working conditions of sanitation workers – men, women and children engaged in the handling …

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This report presents options for how to carry out a quantification and profiling through assessments of workers at city level. The report contains the suggested scope for a sanitation worker assessment, the dimensions to be assessed, questionnaires that could be used to generate data on these different dimensions, and possible options for presentation of both quantitative and qualitative data. …

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Sanitation workers provide an essential public service to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6.2, but often at the cost of their dignity, safety, health, and living conditions. A key barrier to providing support for this profession is the insufficient data on sanitation workers and their work environment. As such, the aim of this assessment was to explore opportunities to support sanitation …

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For a wholistic approach of any project, the gender dimension should be included. The Jaffna Healthy City Project is also not an exception. The one out of three-sub pillars of Healthy City Project is WASH in Schools. In a gender inclusive perspective, WASH in Schools included Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH). There are 10 schools from Jaffna city included for Jaffna Healthy City project. Out of …

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Recent researches show that Afghan women and girls face many challenges in managing their menstrual cycle or menstruation. They do not have access to sufficient facilities and face discriminatory customs and traditions in the family and society. This issue has made it difficult for them to observe proper health conditions and cleanliness during menstruation.

About 70 percent of girls do not …

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Narayanganj City Corporation, established in 2011, is one of the 8 city corporations of Bangladesh. It was formed comprising Narayanganj Town, Siddhirganj Municipal area, and Kadamrasul Municipality. It consists of 27 wards. Before its establishment as a city corporation, it was a municipal corporation. The Narayanganj Municipality was incorporated on 8 September 1876. Narayanganj, a city in …

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