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15 Oct 2017 in News Gallery

Handwashing campaign for nurses - Credit TDE Brasil

5 innovative handwashing projects by SWA partners

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 water-borne diseases. A habit of a lifetime starts when we are young, watching our parents as they prepare food for…

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    "If climate change is a shark, water is its teeth” - SWA discusses water resilience at SWWW

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      On Thursday, August 31st, the Sanitation and Water for All Executive Chair, Catarina de Albuquerque, was a panellist in a session entitled "Building a resilient future through water". Opening addresses were presented by H.E. Mr. János Áder, the President of Hungary, and H.E Mrs Charafat Afailal, Secretary of State…

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    Blog: Mali’s Experience in Planning for the WASH-related SDG targets

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    Mali’s overall vision is to achieve universal access to WASH services by 2030. This vision is formulated in the national policy and strategy documents which are currently being reviewed. The country plans to accelerate access to drinking water to 2% per year, and reach the ODF status for an additional…

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    SWA at Stockholm World Water Week 2017

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    Strengthening national processes for achieving SDG6: SWA’s country engagement experience Tuesday, 29 August, 14:00 to 15:30 | Room: NL 353 Through the promotion of multi-sectoral dialogue, including ministerial meetings, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), a global multi-stakeholder partnership, has been able to garner greater political attention for WASH. In order…

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    World Water Forum 2018 - Open Call for Session Coordinators, Moderators, Speakers and Panelists


    The Expression of Interest for the World Water Forum 2018 session coordinators and contributors is open until 23 August. Follow the link below to the latest session descriptions and to fill out the online form. WWF 2018 - Expression of Interest   Possible roles are: Session coordinators Panel moderators Key speakers…

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    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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    Feedback from Civil Society Delegate on the SWA HLMs

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    On the Partners Perspectives #HLM2017 blog series, Samson Shivaji, Civil Society Delegate, gives a feedback on the SWA High-level Meeting, held in Washington DC in April. According to the Civil Society Delegate, the HLM has in some way attempted to highlight the important place of pursuing good governance as a…


    Join the webinar on outcomes and follow-up of the SWA 2017 HLMs


    The first webinar after the 2017 High-level Meetings (HLM) will take place on Tuesday, 30 May and Wednesday, 31 May. The webinar is part of a series of exchanges the secretariat will facilitate in support of strengthening country processes on the planning, implementation and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More information can be…

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    SWA launches the 2016 Annual Report


    The 2016 Annual Report offers a look back at the partnership’s last calendar year, including SWA’s main successes and plans for the future. “I have benefited from interactions with SWA donor partners, where we have explored options together for better use of aid, and with recipient countries, who have outlined…

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    Celebrating Mothers and Recognizing their Sanitation and Water Burdens


    As Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday in 86 countries across the world, from the US to Bhutan to Tanzania, we recognize mothers’ contributions to their families, societies and countries, and the burden that so many of them still have to shoulder in dealing with vastly inadequate water and sanitation…