Sector News

Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

  • Handwashing campaign for nurses - Credit TDE Brasil

    5 innovative handwashing projects by SWA partners

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    Hand-washing is a simple act, part of our daily routine. By washing our hands we prevent or reduce our chances of catching a cold or a stomach bug, wherever we are in the world. In some countries, washing your hands is life-saving, killing bugs that cause cholera, dysentery, and other…

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    Community Management focus of new WaSH Policy Research Digest

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    The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the sixth edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest. The focus is on community management in rural water supply. Management of water systems by local communities, once considered standard best practice, has come under fire of late due to…

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    Available now: 2017 HLMs Summary Report

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    The 2017 SWA High-Level Meetings, comprising a Sector Ministers’ Meeting and a Finance Ministers’ Meeting, were held in Washington D.C on 19 and 20 April. The two meetings gathered together 60 ministers responsible for finance, water, sanitation and hygiene, and representatives from civil society, development partners, academia and the private…

  • JMP-2017

    JMP update highlights progress and inequalities in access to WASH

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    Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene:…

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    In Memoriam: Piers Cross

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    We have lost a much-loved friend and colleague: Piers Cross died on March 29, 2017. Throughout a long career in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, Piers advised governments, supported civil society networks, was instrumental in the creation of the AfricaSan regional process, worked for leading sector organizations, including the…

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    World Water Day: SWA partnership welcomes new UNICEF report on water crisis

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    The SWA partnership welcomes a new report from partner Unicef, on World Water Day (22 March).  The Report highlights how the world is on the brink of a deadly crisis, as the combination of increased demand and climate change creates a dangerous outlook: By 2040, a quarter of the world’s…

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    SWA welcomes Peru

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    SWA warmly welcomes a new partner to the countries constituency: Peru. Water ans sanitation are a priority for the country and one of the current government's central topics, within the wider frame of the SDGs. The country looks forward to sharing with other partners the results and impact of their…

  • New WaSH Policy Research Digest: Sanitation And Nutrition

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      The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the most recent edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest series, focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition. Key Policy and Programmatic Takeaway Well-implemented Community Led Total Sanitation can increase latrine use: A…

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    Manual on personal and public hygiene promotion to be implemented in early primary schools in Palestine

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    A Manual on Personal and Public Hygiene Promotion in Early Primary School was prepared in 2015 by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine, UNICEF and Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) and funded by the Government of Australia. This manual aims to provide primary school teachers…

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