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A man and woman stand on either side of the door to an outdoor latrine at their home in a rural village in Champhone District, Lao PDR. They are pointing to the high water line left on the timber door as a result of previous flooding.

Integrating preventative and responsive sanitation action in Savannakhet

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023 01:16 PM

Residents of a rural village in Champhone district, Lao PDR, indicate how high the water rose during recent flooding. In the absence of climate-resilient design, latrines...

A woman in a red sari and head scarf walking by six back-to-back concrete toilet cubicles in an outdoor urban environment in Jaipur, India. The wide, green-coloured door of one cubicle can be seen to the right and green railing along the walkway in the foreground, which leads to a ramp at the left and steps at the right. They are community toilets that are gender-inclusive, accessible and safely managed.

Securing access to safe sanitation in Jaipur

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023 11:40 AM

Water for Women partner CFAR supported the design and construction of these safely managed, gender-inclusive and accessible community toilets in Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur (CFAR /...

A Cambodian man stands in an industrial work yard in rural Siem Reap with his left elbow resting on top of a cylindrical concrete latrine component and smiling at the camera. He is surrounded by large upright concrete cylinders and green shrubs and trees and a pile of sand can be seen in the background.

Sanitation innovations safeguarding healthy homes and livelihoods on Lake Tonle Sap

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023 12:46 PM

Mr. Khut Khon, an iDE sanitation entrepreneur, has expanded his business to promote and offer the Sky Latrine – an innovative latrine that addresses the challenges of...

Two partially constructed toilet shelters with corrugated iron roofs and walls painted pale pink are situated in an outdoor tropical island environment in Papua New Guinea. A beach and water can be seen in the background and some Papua New Guinean workers in high visibility vests in the foreground discussing the build.

Safe sanitation for Saposa

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2023 01:29 PM

On a small island in the Saposa Group in northern Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the local school consistently faced challenges in providing adequate toilet facilities for...

A nun claps as she looks towards the camera and streamers are cut at the opening of new facilities at a healthcare setting in rural Papua New Guinea. Behind her, projet details are pinned on a notice board.

Ensuring clean hands are within reach for healthy healthcare facilities in PNG

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 09:56 AM

Sister Anna celebrates the official opening of new water, sanitation and hygiene facilities at Boikin Healthcare Facility (WaterAid Wewak team / Issac Thomas) 

“ … Water hasn’t...

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