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SACOSAN-VII CALL FOR ABSTRACT(S): FINANCING OF SANITATION

The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) is a government-led biennial convention to provide a regional platform for the South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – to interact on sanitation. SACOSAN-VII would provide an opportunity to reflect upon the existing sanitation issues in the South Asia region... Read more

Global Handwashing Day 2017: WaterAid India at BIG FM

For this year’s Global Handwashing Day 2017, WaterAid India partnered with BIG FM 92.7 to create awareness on handwashing across six locations: Delhi, Kanpur, Patna, Ranchi, Bhopal and Bhubaneshwar. Our School WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) Champions interacted with Radio Jockeys (RJ) and sang the handwashing song that they practice in school, while experts from WaterAid... Read more

Women transforming WASH scenario across Delhi slums

Nari Nirmal Awas Samiti (NNAS), community level cadre of strong, vocal and active women leaders in slums of Delhi is a strong process of building up citizen centric governance mechanism. The core idea of forming NNAS is to make women strong leaders in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) transformation process in their areas. With their... Read more

Hospital Management Committees: a solution towards improved HCF

Even today, a number of health care facilities across the country lack basics like clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene. Thus, WaterAid India initiated a dialogue with senior officials from the health departments in Uttar Pradesh to discuss the issues and seek appropriate solutions. Rogi Kalyan Samities (RKSs), also known as Hospital Management Committees,... Read more

A village in Lucknow pledges for a cleaner environment

A village in the interiors of Lucknow pledges to segregate the waste generated by the community and promote solid liquid waste management.   Solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human... Read more

Learning about menstruation can be fun

In two districts of Jharkhand, learning about menstruation is made fun with snakes and ladders, bead exercise, movies and much more. In India, the taboo behind menstruation has been a constant, and WaterAid India along with its partners is trying to change this. In Dumka and Pakur districts of Jharkhand, an awareness generation fair was... Read more

Health care: When frontline workers are empowered on water, sanitation & hygiene needs

In Uttar Pradesh, efforts are being made to strengthen the frontline workers, namely the ASHA, ANMs and AWWs, on water, sanitation and hygiene in health care using informative training tools for sustained learnings. On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2017, the Mission Director, National Health Mission and the Swachh Bharat Mission... Read more

Ghar Ghar Aakash Ganga makes Rainwater Harvesting a Reality

An Anganwadi worker in a remote village in Kanpur initiates a simple and innovate rainwater harvesting method in her village where conserving water is the desperate need of the hour. The current groundwater scenario in India is ringing an alarm bell. With the water table depleting drastically, the resultant is that 60% of India’s districts... Read more