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WASH in Schools


Online training sessions help professionals improve water and sanitation in schools around the world
NEW YORK, USA, 20 December 2011 – A global certification course on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is being conducted for the third time, teaching development professionals around the world about effectively managing and implementing WASH programmes in schools.

"Call to Action for WASH in Schools" improves every child's right to water, sanitation and hygiene in Afghanistan
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, 1 Septemeber 2010 - This joint "Call to Action for WASH in Schools" made by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is designed to increase investment in WASH in Schools, engage policy makers at all levels, involve multiple stakeholders, demonstrate quality of WASH in Schools, and monitor WASH in Schools.

Global event brings the urgent need for safe water into focus
NEW YORK, USA, 22 March 2010 – Three quarters of the planet is covered by water, yet only about one per cent is available for human agricultural, manufacturing, community and personal use. This year’s World Water Day theme – ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World’ – aims to raise awareness and spur action on improving water quality worldwide.

New safe-water systems in rural Niger enable children to go to school
CHINWAGHARI VILLAGE, Niger, 22 March 2010 – Surrounded by a throng of other children, each carrying empty containers, 8-year-old Fatima Hamouma walked to the new, modern water taps in her village. In just a few minutes, she had filled all six of her containers. Just a year ago, fetching water from the old traditional well would have required at least three hours of hard work.

Promoting hygiene and water treatment to prevent deadly diseases in Guinea
KAMBAYA VILLAGE, Guinea, 19 March 2010 – In the small village of Kambaya, the residents take water from unsafe sources that are contaminated with bacteria. Doing so leads to the spread of waterborne diseases such as cholera.




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