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Illustration shows a cesspool vehicle, FFSM infrastructure and personal protective equipment

Harnessing the private sector in drive to eliminate open defecation

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 05:43 PM

The Indian state of Odisha is on the frontline of the country’s efforts to eliminate open defecation by building a more comprehensive sanitation system.

A 2011 census report benchmarked...

Mr Thinley a disabled man in Khebisa gewog in Dagana, Bhutan, standing outside

Scouts' helping hand to improve village sanitation and hygiene

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 05:33 PM

Mr Thinley, who lives with a disability, now has an upgraded pour flush toilet thanks to the Community Based Scouts, Akhochen Primary Health Centre and Water for Women...

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...

Latrine business owner Hat Tin standing confidently with her arms folded in her inventory yard

Meet a trailblazing latrine business owner

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 05:06 PM

Since participating in business training through the Water for Women WASH Scale Up project with iDE, Hat Tin has expanded her latrine business, seen positive sales...

Shirley standing in her doorway with her portable commode chair in the background

Improving safe sanitation for children with disabilities

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021 04:59 PM

For the first time since childhood, Shirley, who was born with cerebral palsy, has access to safely managed sanitation. (photo: World Vision Vanuatu)

Fourteen-year-old...

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