Sanitation & Hygiene

Right to Care: Family-Centered Approaches for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents

By Betty Adera The impact of disasters, complexities of humanitarian crises and ongoing effects of climate change pose major threats to the lives of children. …

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Supporting Households Impacted by Poorly Processed Wastewater on the Gaza Strip

On the Gaza Strip, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is fragile and an estimated 25% of households are not connected to the wastewater …

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Protecting Ghana from the Spread of COVID-19, One Community at a Time

By Emefa Baidoo and Senam Ntow Like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana was not prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a …

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Working to End Period Shame and Poverty in Parts of Africa

Lack of education on menstrual hygiene and health, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to menstrual products and poor sanitation facilities undermines the educational opportunities, …

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Giving Kudumbimalai a Lifeline

By Rukshana Rizwie and Lizzie Hickman In Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa district, deep within the jungles of Koralai Pattu South, sits a village of abandoned wells …

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Equipping Families to Build Climate Smart Communities in Guatemala

In the dry western highlands of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, families prepare food over traditional open fires, consuming far more wood than would be necessary with a …

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Kalba Community Benefits from the USAID Small Town Water System Approach

Traditional community-based rural water systems with their shallow wells and handpumps often do not provide sustainable water services. Pumps often break down and wells dry …

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School WASH Protects Students and Promotes Healthy Learning

Almost half of schools worldwide have no hand-washing facilities and around one-third of schools do not have safe water supplies or adequate sanitation (WHO/Unicef 2020). …

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Equitable Access to Sanitation and Water Supply in the U.S. Can Benefit from Lessons Learned in Developing Countries

This commentary is by Eddy Perez, Global Communities Technical Director for Water and Sanitation I was wrong about water supply and sanitation in the United …

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Global Communities Commissions Two Small Town Water Systems at Kalba and Tinjaase in Commemoration of World Water Day

Global Communities, under the USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Health project has commissioned two Small Town Water Systems in Kalba and Tinjase in …

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‘Global Community’ Provides Water for Tinjase Community

This article was originally published by GhanaWeb Global Communities, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has handed over a potable water system for the community of Tinjase, …

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Kalba Community Gets Potable Water

This article was originally published on GhanaWeb A water system has been inaugurated at Kalba in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region to extend …

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A Household Gets A Veronica Bucket After Handwashing Sensitization In School

The WASH for Health (W4H) project has been promoting handwashing as a key hygiene behaviour among Ghanaian households and basic school students since its inception …

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Improving WASH in Health Care Facilities

In Ghana, one place apart from home to feel cared for is a Health Care Facility (HCF). Not only are the health personnel professional, but …

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USAID HEWS Program to Provide Post-Hurricane Shelter and WASH Support in Honduras

To respond to the substantial emergency needs brought on by recent hurricanes in Honduras, Global Communities has launched Honduras Emergency WASH and Shelter (HEWS), a …

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SCORE, Through Partner Shanthiham, Increases Access to Mental Health Services During Covid-19 Lockdown and Beyond

By Kathya de Silva Senarath The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a health issue— it is also an economic issue with businesses declaring bankruptcy and …

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Joining Forces Against the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tanzania

In a bold effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania, PCI Tanzania and the Mara regional government have teamed up to jointly implement interventions …

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World Toilet Day Highlights Global Sanitation and Health Crisis

By Eddy Perez, Global Communities Technical Director for WASH With billions of people lacking access to the safe, sustainable sanitation essential for public health and …

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