Nepal WASH Blog Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) & Development in Nepal

December 31, 2013

Photo of the week – 31 December 2013

WASH and HSBC Water Programme Orientation to media

WaterAid Nepal organised two-days orientation on WASH and HSBC Water Programme (HWP) to the journalists working in HWP implementing districts and mainstream media on 26 to 27 December to update on latest WASH status in Nepal.

November 13, 2013

Linking WASH into health in the South Asia region

Filed under: Advocacy,Diarrhoea,Health,Hygiene,SACOSAN,SACOSAN V,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 6:27 pm

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are the basic foundations of public health. Therefore Fourth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN IV) held in Colombo in April 2011 recognised that ‘Sanitation in South Asia is at crisis point’. Over a billion people do not use improved sanitation and out of those nearly 700 million people practice open defecation – a sanitation facility that ensures hygienic separation of human excreta from immediate human contact is very essential. This situation represents a constant barrier to human and economic development, through direct impact on health, as well as broader impacts on poverty.

The Lancet infectious disease review 2011 clearly highlights that while the correlation between U5 diarrhoea related mortality and sanitation coverage is abundantly clear, the cause and effect chain of WASH related disease in public health are varied and has many fold implications and deserves urgent attention. Adding to its Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group 2012 shows that in South Asia main diseases for under five are Pneumonia 22%; Diarrhoea 11%. Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death between age 1 and 5 in South Asia region, according to global disease burden 2012. (more…)

February 7, 2013

Photo of the week – 7 February

Filed under: Advocacy,Hand washing,Hygiene,Photo of the week — Anita Pradhan @ 12:42 pm

Dr Val Curtis, Founder of Global Hand Washing Day and Director of the Hygiene Centre - a multidisciplinary group dedicated to improving hygiene, sanitation and water in households and schools, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at lecture/ discussion programme held in Kathmandu in first week of February. The lively discussion is helped to think for spreading hygiene-centric messages.

March 2, 2012

Training on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Filed under: Anita Pradhan's Post,Capacity building,Drinking water,Hygiene,Sanitation — Anita Pradhan @ 3:47 pm

WaterAid together with Department of Environmental Science and Engineering & Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kathmandu University is organising a short term training course on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to bridge the gap between academia and the development professionals.


January 21, 2011

Watch video for an update on Biratnagar Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project

Filed under: Equity and inclusion,Hygiene,Water — Anita Pradhan @ 4:10 pm

Biratnagar, Nepal’s second largest city is located in the urban ‘Terai’, near the south-eastern border with India. 15% of Biratnagar’s population lives below the poverty line in slum and squatter settlements, with insufficient access to clean drinking water or adequate sanitation.

Since 2008, Biratnagar Integrated Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project (BIWASH), has provided 12,198 people access to safe and adequate drinking water. It has also provided 7,097 people access to hygienic latrines and 1,801 people access to environmental sanitation facilities such as storm water drainage, bio gas plants and solid waste management.

The following short film is an update on the project’s progress to date.

This visual documentation is produced by WaterAid in Nepal.

January 18, 2011

Photo of the week – 18 to 24 January 2011

Filed under: Hygiene,Photo of the week,Urban — Anita Pradhan @ 9:00 am

Community Health Volunteer from The Biratnagar giving orientation on Personal Hygiene to Savings and Credit Group of the community located in the Biratnagar Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project (BiWASH) in Morang District of Eastern Nepal.

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