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Friday, October 25, 2013

SanMark Field Tools for Pacific Countries

Live and Learn have created some fantastic field tools for planning and managing sanitation enterprises in the Pacific islands. Based on sanitation marketing principles, these educational resources can be used by schools, communities, NGOs and governments to improve and promote hygiene behaviour in the Pacific - and can act as a guide for other regions.These include:  

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Plan Indonesia Disability Inclusion in WASH

Since the beginning of 2012 Plan Indonesia has been explicitly trying to implement disability inclusion approaches within its existing sanitation and hygiene projects. Even though the results achieved at the community level vary, it is becoming clear that disability inclusion approaches are making a difference in terms of enabling people with disabilities (PWD) to have full access to basic sanitation and hygiene facilities. Plan Indonesia considers the year of 2012 as the initial step of disability inclusion achievement within its WASH program, which will be built on in the following years.  

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Who is the 'latrine boss' of Indonesia?

Approximately 237 million people live in more than 16,000 islands that make up the nation of Indonesia. According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program on drinking water and sanitation, a staggering 62 million Indonesians still defecate in the open, using fields and waterways to complete their most private business. The Association of Grobogan Sanitation Entrepreneurs (PAPSIGRO) is a group of sanitation marketers who are hoping to do a thing or million about this.  

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Why we need fresh thinking to solve the sanitation crisis

For many of us the statistics are grimly familiar: 2.5 billion people without access to basic sanitation, 1.8 million deaths per year from diarrheal diseases, knock-on effects of poor sanitation and hygiene on nutrition and education, devastating impacts on the dignity and safety of people and communities. At present rates the sanitation target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may not be met until 2026, making it one of the most off-track targets in many countries of the world. 

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