Sanitation & Hygiene

Waste Dumping in Africa Worries UN Environment

February 7, 2018

PAMACC News Agency February 7, 2018 The Africa regional director of United Nations Environment, Julliette Biao Koudenoukpo has called on African countries that have ratified the Bamako Convention to work in synergy with the private sector to better reinforce and drive actions against toxic waste dumping in the continent. She noted that waste dumping in […]

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Nigeria: Wateraid Urges Action to Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools and Healthcare Facilities

October 16, 2017

Oluseyi Abdulmalik October 16, 2017 WaterAid Nigeria has renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as healthcare facilities in the country. One in three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap and an […]

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In Ghana, Media Practitioners Work Together To End Open Defecation

October 7, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 7, 2017 A cross section of media practitioners from the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions who recently met in Accra to deliberate on ways of ending open defecation in Ghana, have proposed mounting a media campaign against open defecation. This will involve several components such as devoting time […]

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Zambia Invests $42 Million in Development of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Network

October 3, 2017

03 October 2017 Newton Sibanda The Zambian Government and the Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) have signed a US$42.2 million on –lending and grant agreement. Of the total amount, US$5.3 million is a loan and US$6.9 million a grant for water and sanitation programmes in the provincial capital Mongu, Sesheke, Senanga, and Kaoma districts […]

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Ghana: Global Agencies Hail Africa’s Water Monitoring and Reporting System

May 7, 2017

PAMACC News Agency May 07, 2017 Stakeholders from across the globe have commended Africa’s trail-blazing web-based monitoring and reporting system for the water and sanitation sector. The laudatory remarks were made in Accra, Ghana at today’s opening of a week-long review workshop on the harmonised, region-wide monitoring and reporting framework for Water and Sanitation sector […]

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EU Launches Water and Sanitation Project in Somalia

April 7, 2017

Hannington Katehangwa April 7, 2017 The European Union has launched a project designed to increase access to water supply and sanitation services in Somalia. It is part of the five projects launched by the EU in Somalia under the EU Trust Fund RE-INTEG Programme facilitating reintegration of displaced people. The €33 million allocated to these […]

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Feature: World Bank and African Development Bank Support Mega Water Project In Rivers State Nigeria

March 1, 2017

Christian Maduka (Communications and Social Marketing Expert, PH) March 1, 2017 Rivers State Government and the Port-Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC) have embarked on implementing a project to provide water and sanitation services for the population of Port-Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Authorities (LGAs). The project is part of a sector wide institutional reform embarked on […]

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Feature: Sudan Struggles To Improve Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

January 1, 2017

Ishraqa Abbas Khartoum, 01 January, 2017 Sudan’s sanitation sector (safe drinking water and adequate sewage disposal) is faced with serious challenges that deem it difficult to attain this sector’s strategic objectives. One of these objectives was raising the number of persons with access to clean and safe drinking water to 82 percent and access to […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: New AMCOW Boss Dr. Canisius Kanangire Assumes Office

October 10, 2016

Aaron Kaah Yancho October 10, 2016 The new Executive Secretary for the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) Dr. Canisius Kanangire has affirmed his readiness to stimulate the dawn of a new era for the African water and sanitation sector. He declared his agenda in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire during the training workshop on web-based monitoring […]

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Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

October 15, 2015

By Ama Kudom-Agyemang, Accra, Ghana October 15, 2015 Today Thursday October 15th, 2015, is Global Hand Washing Day and Belinda Kotoka of the Konsuaso community in the Kejebi District of Ghana’s Volta region, is demonstrating that it is possible to wash one’s hands under running water no matter where. It is an issue of simple […]

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