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November 28, 2012

Link of the week – 27 November

Filed under: Advocacy,Budget,Campaigns,Nepal,Open defecation free,Sanitation,Urban — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

Universal access to sanitation and drinking water for all: municipal areas of Nepal by 2017

The fact sheet prepared together with Muncipal Association Nepal (MuAN) includes basic water supply and sanitation coverage of 58 municipalities in Nepal. The municipalities in Nepal are ranked by access to sanitation. The sheet further include government commitments on municipal access to WASH services together.

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November 20, 2012

Link of the week – 20 November

Filed under: Advocacy,Campaigns,Link of the week,Public toilet,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

Public toilets in pathetic state: Study

Poor condition of public toilets in the Kathmandu Valley is repelling people from using them, an NGO survey said today. The municipalities are far behind when it comes to fulfilling the growing demand of public toilets and urinals, said NGO Forum for Urban Water and Sanitation, making public its survey on ‘Public Latrines in Kathmandu valley’on the occasion of ‘World Toilet Day’.

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November 19, 2012

To have or not to have toilet Not enough done

Filed under: Advocacy,Campaigns,Diarrhoea,Nepal,Sanitation — nepalwash @ 9:00 am

Why care whether all Nepalis have access to toilets or not?

From experience, we have learnt that not doing something about ensuring toilet access is likely to lead to people’s deaths, especially those of poor women and children. For evidence, consider what happened in the hills of Doti district in far western Nepal only this past summer.

On the 1st of June, an outbreak of diarrhea was reported in Baglek VDC in Doti. Affected people started visiting the local sub-health post. In a matter of days, it was clear that the diarrheal outbreak was not confined only to Baglek. Patients from adjacent clusters of villages started streaming into the overwhelmed health post, which had neither adequate beds nor enough nurses.

By the time the health post reported 116 cases, including three deaths, to the district health officers, the diarrheal disease had spread to 10 surrounding VDCs and to Dipayal and Silguri, the two towns that lie on the hilly highway. It was clear that what Doti faced was not an ordinary diarrheal ailment that would run its course and die out. (more…)

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