Africa, June 13, 2013: The Sanitation and Motor Court at the Ablekuma Central Sub-Metro has jailed Edward Bruce nine months in hard labour for defecating on a school compound at Mataheko in Accra.
The court, presided over by Mr Antwi Barimah, found Bruce attitude to be very serious hence the need for the sentence to serve as deterrent to others in curbing the rampant practice in many parts of the city.
Prosecuting, Ms Linda Kumbonu of the Department of Public Health of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly told the court that health officers from Ablekuma Central Sub-Metro
Nigeria, June 17, 2013: Environmental Safety Corps (ESCORP), a non government organisation (NGO), says it will soon launch a sanitation programme tagged: “Maessah” to revive good hygiene practices at the grassroots level.
The organisation’s Corps Coordinator, Mrs Maryann Chukuonu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Chukuonu said that the programme would complement the efforts of the Environmental Health Officers nationwide.
Maessah, according to her, stands for Mass Action for Environmental Sustainability, Sanitation and
Nigeria, May 28, 2013: The European Union (EU) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) have signed a five-year contribution agreement for a Rural Water and Sanitation Project in Plateau, Ekiti and Adamawa states worth about N3 billion as well as a four-year contribution agreement worth about N6.75 billion to scale up improvement in maternal, newborn and child health in Kebbi and Adamawa states.
According to a statement from EU made available to The Guardian Tuesday, this is a follow up to the corresponding Financing Agreements signed on April 30, 2013 between Nigeria a
Panaji, May 27, 2013: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday called the Right to Education (RTE) Act as Union Minister Kapil Sibal's "absolutely foolish policy".
"RTE Act is Kapil Sibal's absolutely foolish policy. There are certain parameters in the policy which are wrong," Parrikar told reporters while objecting to the RTE Act's no-detention clause.
"The idea of no-detention is good, but there should be good parameters to implement it.
Kathmandu, May 20, 2013: The joint Mount Everest Expedition and Sanitation Campaign of army personnel from Nepal and India has collected over 2,000 kg of garbage from around base camp and the routes to the peaks. It plans to spend two more days at base camp to collect more garbage.
According to the Nepal Army´s Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), a first team of the Nepal-India Everest Expedition and Sanitation Campaign successfully climbed Everest at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. A second team reached the summit on Monday at 7:35 a.m.
Bangladesh, May 13, 2013: Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP), a non-government organization, won the 'Water for Life' award from the UN World Water Assessment Programme Unit for its outstanding contribution in water and sanitation sector in rural Bangladesh.
DORP got the award as the recognition for its Health Village: Wash Budget Monitoring Programme Innovation and Practice Initiative.
About 46 development organisations of the world including Asia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, North America and Oceania presented their water rela
Karachi, April 30, 2013: Civil Society activists have demanded government to ensure safe drinking water accessibility for all and also asked political parties what their election manifestos and pre-election announcements are in the regard.
Pakistan is a country, where only 30 percent of the total population has access to safe drinking water.
Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) GM Information Communication Bilquis Rehman said that access to safe drinking water is a basic human right, declared in 2002 by the United Nations.
Gaibandha, Bangladesh, Apr 25, 2013: Speakers at a function on Monday stressed the need for achieving 100 percent sanitation coverage to ensure a better and disease- free healthy society in Gaibandha district in northern Bangladesh.
"Importance should be given on creating much awareness among the people particularly the rural ones including the students about the use of sanitary latrines to attain the cherished goal", they said.
They made the remarks while addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day long training workshop on sanitation and health for teachers and sc
Islamabad, Apr 26, 2013: The level of malnutrition in Pakistan is alarming that cannot be brought down through health sectors policies only as there is a need to adopt multisectoral approaches that should be devised through the lens of nutrition.
Nutritionist, policy makers and health experts said this while speaking to media after attending a workshop on roadmap/action plan on bridging the gaps at implementation level in nutrition.
Burkina Faso, Feb 26, 2013: Sector stakeholders were delighted when the new government of Burkina Faso announced the creation of the Ministère de l’Eau, des Aménagements Hydrauliques et de l’Assainissement (Ministry of Water, Hydraulic Planning and Sanitation) in January 2013. Mrs. Mamounata Belem/Ouédraogo, who heads the new ministry, has a challenging job ahead.