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Concern Universal trains facilitators on CLTS in the Gambia

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On Monday 24th February 2014, Concern Universal commenced a four-day intensive training of trainers on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in The Gambia. The training aims to build the capacities facilitators about the genesis, principles and methodology for applying CLTS in their communities. Alfred Gomez, the coordinator of WASH unit at the Department of Health and Education, explained that CLTS is a multi-sectoral issue and that a team of extension workers is needed for effective CLTS implementation in their communities. He noted that sanitation and hygiene should be a priority for every citizen of this country, for they determine their health condition, which is a prerequisite for development. Gomez further indicated that the adoption and improvement of hygiene require latrines; hence CLTS, he informed has initiated series of new collective local development actions with the open defecation-free communities. He urged the participants to make good use of the sessions, reminding that it is a national development programme.

Read more in allAfrica.com, 25th February 2014

Date: 26 February 2014