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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 from Lao PDR holds up a large poster during a meeting, you can only see her head above the poster as she smiles at participants. The poster displays drawings that relate to community WASH management as well as climate related impacts.

Climate heroes for climate-resilient inclusive WASH in Lao PDR and Nepal

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2023 11:42 AM

Local government in Lao PDR introduces the integration of climate risk indicators in community-led sanitation monitoring in Champhone district. (SNV Lao PDR / Bart Verweij)

A Bhutanese woman stands by her pour flush latrine with a water bottle in hand

Critical Connections: Mainstreaming climate resilience in rural WASH services

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:26 PM

A Bhutanese woman stands by her pour flush latrine, which has become difficult to maintain due to scarce water supply (SNV / Aidan Dockery)

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Villagers and officials gathered for celebrations in an Open Defecation Free village of Champhone district, Lao PDR

Champhone villages celebrate becoming open defecation free

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 05:26 PM

Residents and officials of 41 now Open Defecation Free villages in Champhone celebrated the certification in April 2021. (photo: Bart Verweiji...

Chomsy Ngamvilay standing by the gateway to Atsaphone District Health Office in Savannakhet

Rebalancing gender roles in response to COVID-19 in Lao PDR

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 01:06 PM

Chomsy Ngamvilay, Deputy Head of the Atsaphone District Health Office in Savannakhet, has made it her life's work to raise ethnic minorities' access to health,...

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