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  • The 68th World Health Assembly: strengthening health systems to achieve universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene and ensuring quality, safe health care.

    5 Jun 2015 in Events
    by Par Alison Macintyre, Conseillère technique pour la santé, WaterAid Australie

    “It is estimated that 1,400 children die each day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.” “Parasitic infections, such as soil-transmitted helminths (worms), caused by a lack of sanitation and hygiene, infect around 2 billion people globally.” “Among hospital-born babies in developing countries, health care-associated infections are responsible…

  • AfricaSan 4: from eThekwini Commitments to the Ngor (Dignity) Declarations – a report from the ground

    2 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Eng. Deus Masige Executive Director – TAEEs Board member – Tawasanet SWA CSO Focal Point, Tanzania

    Greetings from Dakar, Senegal! The 25th May 2015 marked the beginning of the 4th AfricaSan conference under the theme, “Making sanitation for all a reality in Africa” hosted at King Fahd palace, the biggest hotel in Dakar located at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Basically, this was a political…

  • AfricaSan 4: Perspectives on success in urban sanitation

    1 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Jesse Shapiro, WASH Advisor and Sanitation Focal Point, USAID

    Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in their efforts to provide adequate sanitation for their entire population, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Although a majority of those unserved by sanitation live in rural areas, the urgent…