Launch of WADA Madagascar

Improving access to water and sanitation services for 450,000 Malagasy people

On 25th April, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca Cola Foundation (TCCF), through their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) global partnership, launched a project to improve access to safe water and sanitation services for hundreds of thousands of people in three of Madagascar’s major urban centres. The project will be […]

WASH, Madagascar

Dubai Cares launches a new programme in Madagascar to improve children’s health

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has partnered with Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) to improve access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools in two of Madagascar’s largest cities, Antananarivo and Mahajanga. The three-year programme, which represents an investment of AED 3.8 million (USD […]

Hidoy Ranjan in Chittagong

Staying healthy in Bangladesh through improved hygiene practices

In Tajpur Wali Ahmad primary school, on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s second city Chittagong, Hidoy Ranjan has played his part in teaching hundreds of children the benefits of handwashing with soap. As hygiene coordinator, Hidoy is responsible for coordinating the school’s handwashing stations and making sure that the 300 school children know about the importance […]

Faecal pathogen flow modelling in urban environments: a proposed approach to inform sanitation planning

Aims To build towards better understanding of pro-poor sanitation investment practice, and to (potentially) lay the foundation for possible future research around sanitation investment planning in low-income contexts in Bangladesh, Ghana and Kenya. Findings The proposed model uses a “source-pathway-receptor” approach: it considers release of pathogens into the environment, transport in the environment, and eventual […]

Rubaiya, a 'little doctor' in Bangladesh

“I taught twenty-six people how and when to wash both hands with soap.”

Rubaiya, aged 10, lives with her parents in Palashbari, a sub-district of Gaibandha in northern Bangladesh. As in many villages in the country, only a small proportion of people in her village have typically had access to a latrine so open defecation was common and only a few people washed both hands with soap before […]

Global handwashing day 2016: changing institutional as well as individual behaviours

Regular handwashing with soap can have a major impact on combatting diarrhoeal diseases – the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Its simple, its cheap, it saves lives – and yet around the world many people do not regularly wash their hands with soap. This is why Global Handwashing Day, […]

Handwashing, health & hygiene: a round up of WSUP’s work

5,765,986 with improved hygiene practices* Diseases related to inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene are among the world’s most serious public health problems. Poor hygiene practices, such as not washing hands with soap or unhygienic water storage, are major contributors to ill health and the spread of disease. WSUP’s work in hygiene is primarily focused on […]