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West and Central Africa

In Ekiti, it’s war against open defecation

Owners of houses without toilets in Ekiti are now in a heated rush to meet the deadline set for them to correct the ugly anomaly by Governor Ayodele Fayose, reports Sam Nwaoko.
On the programme tagged “Meet Your Governor”, Governor Fayose had issued a two-month ultimatum to landlords whose houses were without toilets in any part of the state, hinting that the government would take steps against them if they failed to make amends.

Nigeria: Rescue From Diseases Through Water, Sanitation, Hygiene

The Guardian visited some of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) projects in Anambra state, which were commissioned by the United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) with support from European Union (EU). The Guardian investigation revealed that the WASH programme and CLTS are very good and have reduced water borne diseases as well as met targets.

Access to toilets in Ghana still low

Mr Julius Debrah, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Wednesday expressed exasperation about the rather slow improvement in the access to toilets by citizens across the country. He said the six percent access in 1990 rose to only 15 percent in 2013, a dismal situation, giving indication, Ghana might not meet the Millennium Development Goal (MGD) target of 54 percent. Mr Debrah gave this assessment in a speech read for him at a ceremony in Ho to mark World Toilet Day in Ghana.

Atelier d'une journée d'apprentissage et de partage du savoir sur l'ATPC lors d'AfricaSan

La CLTS Knowledge Hub à l'IDS, ou plateforme du savoir sur l’ATPC de l'IDS, accueillera un atelier d'apprentissage et de partage du savoir sur l'ATPC le mardi 7 octobre 2014 àDakar, Sénégal. C'est en collaboration avec la conférence AfricaSan qui aura lieu à Dakar, Sénégal du 8 au 10 Octobre 2014.

Étude sure la durabilité du statut FDAL (Plan)

Plan Sustainability study cover

Entre Mars 2012 et Octobre 2013, Plan International a mené des recherches sur la durabilité ODF dans leurs programmes en Afrique. Cette étude, réalisée pour le compte de régime par FH Designs, a été menée en Ethiopie, au Kenya, en Sierra Leone et en Ouganda.

L'étude a examiné les résultats des programmes ATPC exploités par Plan dans les quatre pays. Les données ont été recueillies en 4960 ménages dans 116 villages où l'ATPC a été déclenché et les communautés déclaré ODF deux ans ou plus avant l'étude a commencé. L'étude visait à répondre à trois questions:

Date: 13 August 2014

Why Nigeria needs to end open defecation now

Open defecation, the practice of defecating outside and in public as a result of lack of access to toilets and latrines has tremendous consequences on human health, dignity and security as well as the environment, social and economic development. It is reported that a child dies every 2 and a half minutes from diseases linked to open defecation. This practice needs to be stopped now in the interest of the country’s development.


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