Tricia’s snippets 2015-06-01

Some interesting items:

Drilling Deep to Keep Children’s Teeth and Bones Protected in Ethiopia


Integrating the human right to sanitation in Burkina Faso – Improving women’s access to sanitation in Burkina Faso’s rural areas

Author: C. Flores (2015)

The Hague, The Netherlands: IRC


Financially sustainable processing of fecal sludge

Authors: Antonie de Wilde and Azim Syed (2015)

The Hague, The Netherlands: IRC, BRAC and BioSol Energy Europe

From: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter N° 193| Friday, 22 May 2015

Sanitation Safety Planning

Increasing access to sanitation level remains a critical public health intervention especially for preventing diarrhoea, intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma which affect millions of people. Preventing exposure to human waste, requires safe management of the entire sanitation chain involving multiple actors and exposed groups. Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a step-by-step health risk based approach for managing monitoring and improving sanitation systems. This SSP manual particularly assists with implementation of the 2006 WHO Guidelines for Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater.  SSP outputs can be used to provide assurance to the public and authorities of the system performance. Perhaps most importantly, SSP coordinates efforts of the many stakeholder along the sanitation chain and stimulates policy dialogue and change. Join us for the formal launch of the SSP Manual at AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday 27 May at 12.40 (Room C05/06) at the King Fayd Palace

Link to SSP:

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water – SPECIAL REPORT FOR AFRICA

This year is a key milestone: target date for the Millennium Goals (MDGs) and the year to set post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN-Water GLAAS Special Report for Africa, initiative led by WHO in close collaboration with the African Ministers’ Council on Water and the African Development Bank, provides data from 39 African countries to take stock on progress made during the MDG period and to set the scene for the upcoming SDGs. The report highlights progress made such as in governance and increased investments in 39 African countries, and the external support agencies (ESAs) role and support in the region. It also highlights the remaining challenges such as monitoring, and the need to better target funds to reach vulnerable groups to ultimately reach universal access. These challenges, among others, are central to ongoing discussions around the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This report is intended to serve as a resource for leaders and policy-makers in Africa as they define priorities in WASH for the next decade and beyond. Join us for the launch of the report at AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal on Monday 25 May at 12.40 (Room C12) at the King Fayd Palace

Link to report:

From Sandec:

June 1st 2015

Our free online course “Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage” starts today. We would like to invite you to join the course or to forward this information to your colleagues who might be interested in the course topic.

In the course, you can learn about the most important household-level water treatment methods, successful implementation strategies, and strategies for monitoring and evaluation. The course is free and is 5 weeks in duration. You can watch videos whenever you want (online or offline) and decide if you wish to watch topics of your choice or follow the whole course to earn a “Statement of Accomplishment”. Videos are presented in English with French and Spanish subtitles.

You can find more information, watch the course trailer and sign up for the course on the webpage:

Requirements to follow the course All you need is an Internet connection and a coursera-account to enroll (it’s free).

Use the course to complement trainings, workshops or lectures The video lectures can also be used to complement a university lecture, a training or workshop. Kindly let us know if you would be interested in combining your teaching or training activities with videos of our course.

Advancing WASH in schools monitoring (Feb 2015)

UNICEF Working Paper

From Sanitation Updates:

  1. USAID WASH & Nutrition Webinar
  2. WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Menstrual Hygiene Management
  3. #MenstruationMatters in Bangladeshi schools

Posted: 28 May 2015

Posted: 27 May 2015

Lifebuoy champions need for handwashing with soap public private partnerships at AfricaSan 4 to improve newborn survival

Posted: 25 May 2015 02:09 PM PDT

WHO Bulletin – Redefining shared sanitation

Posted: 18 May 2015 11:28 AM PDT

India sanitation initiative wins prestigious UN prize

Posted: 16 May 2015 10:48 AM PDT

Toilet humour is serious business

Posted: 14 May 2015 05:11 AM PDT

USAID Sanitation Webinar

Posted: 12 May 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Urban Sanitation in Bo City, Sierra Leone: A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices

Posted: 11 May 2015 11:27 AM PDT

Making Sanitation and Hygiene Safer- Reducing Vulnerabilities to Violence

WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Hygiene

Posted: 08 May 2015

Culture and the health transition: Understanding sanitation behaviour in rural north India

Water and sanitation in health centres in Mali – podcast

Posted: 06 May 2015

Health workers must have #safeHANDS – WHO annual call to action

Posted: 05 May 2015 03:13 AM PDT

Infant and Young Child Faeces Management: Potential enabling products for their hygienic collection, transport, and disposal in Cambodia

Posted: 01 May 2015 08:09 AM PDT

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Volume 34, Issue 2, April 2015

34(2), pp. 119–138
34(2), pp. 139–155


VOL 514; (2015) ISSN 0048-9697