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.

December 30, 2013

Second career expo for persons with disabilities

Third December is celebrated worldwide as an International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This celebration helps promote awareness on disability issues and rights. This year the global theme for the day was “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.

As a part of the celebrations, Nepal’s Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare, National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN), UNICEF, Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN), and Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) in association with www.merojob.com came together to organise the second Career Expo for People with Disabilities on the 13 December. The aim was to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Nepal. (more…)

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…)

September 26, 2013

Link of the week – 26 September

Filed under: Link of the week,Open defecation free,SACOSAN V,Sanitation,Urban — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Due to the dearth of proper public toilets, achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) goals in the urban areas has now become more challenging compared to the villages. More than 1000 VDCs have been declared ODF whereas only eight municipalities have met the target till date.

More – Click here for our link of the week – 25 September

September 16, 2013

A difficult journey to toilet

A short film raising issue on accessing to basic sanitation services by people with disabilities

September 10, 2013

Photo of the week – 10 September 2013

Story tellers representing school, slum community, women with disability and chhaupadi area together with policy makers, CSOs representative and supporters against discrimination of women during menstruation at the event breaking the silence on menstrual hygiene on 9 September 2013.

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