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Bringing WASH facilities to rural Vietnam

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018

Thrive Networks has been operating in Vietnam for 30 years. Throughout this time, the organisation and the sector at large have made significant contributions to WASH progress in the country. Access to clean water and sanitation has improved dramatically in Vietnam over the past decade. As of 2015, 78% of the country had access to improved sanitation facilities, and over 90% had access to improved water sources. Between 1990 and 2015, Vietnam’s open defecation rate decreased...

Happy woman with the newly built latrine in the project in Ben Tre

Habitat for Humanity will upgrade toilets and sanitation facilities in 50 schools across Fiji

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018

Habitat for Humanity’s Water for Women project is upgrading sanitation facilities in 50 schools across Fiji.

During the dry season, water scarcity affects the performance and health of students in schools across the country, which rely heavily on well water to operate their toilets. The implementation of HFH’s Water for Women project will increase demand for low water-use sanitation options, which will mitigate local climate change risks and help supply schools with...


Leaving no one behind: a study to reach the last mile in Bhutan

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018

By Tshering Choden, SNV

The project “Beyond the Finish Line - Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All in Bhutan” is funded by DFAT Water for Women (W4W) and led by the PHED (Public health engineering division) under the Ministry of Health (MoH) and SNV in collaboration with ISF and key CSOs. The programme aims to realise progress for equitable, universal access to safely managed sanitation and hygiene that directly benefits more than...


Better sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and learning for 22 school communities in rural Solomon Islands

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018

The New Times, New Targets project implemented by Plan International Australia in partnership with Live & Learn Environmental Education is working in schools, communities and health facilities in rural Solomon Islands.  The schools component of the project will work with school in West Guadalcanal where many students currently access toilets very much in need of upgrading, like those pcitured below.

The project has already engaged and supported school management committees,...


Breaking down taboos around Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Indonesia

Posted Monday, November 19, 2018

By Silvia Devina, WASH & Early Childhood Development Advisor, Plan International Indonesia


Plan International Indonesia (PII) has recently conducted a study on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in collaboration with the SMERU Research Institute (SMERU).

The study was conducted in elementary and junior high school students in three provinces (DKI Jakarta, Nusa Tenggara Barat, and Nusa Tenggara Timur – the latter two being the location...


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