Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have put in place a number of measures around drinking water and sanitation in the fight against the coronavirus. But have the needs of the most vulnerable people really been taken into account? Are they able to cope during this pandemic?
Le Mali, le Niger et le Burkina Faso ont mis en œuvre une batterie de mesures sociales dans le secteur eau potable et assainissement dans le cadre de la lutte contre le coronavirus. Mais les besoins des populations, notamment celles dites vulnérables ont-elles été réellement prises en compte pour...
The communes Makalondi and Torodi in the region of Tillabéri in Niger have received financial and technical support from IRC and the Conrad Hilton Foundation to carry out an assessment of the water and sanitation facilities in health centres and schools in April 2019.
Les communes Makalondi et Torodi de la région de Tillabéri au Niger, appuyées financièrement et techniquement par IRC et la Fondation Conrad Hilton, ont effectué un diagnostic des ouvrages d’eau et d’assainissement des centres de santé et établissements scolaires en avril 2019.
Before 2021, national monitoring systems should be able to measure effectively how countries are doing in delivering water, sanitation and hygiene, IRC Burkina Faso Country director Juste Nansi states.
Although most people acknowledge the importance of learning for improving performance in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, in practice key information and knowledge are too often not (or only partly) used for the planning and implementation of interventions.
Eight African countries are creatively achieving the goals of community led total sanitation programmes (CLTS) including one idea in Malawi where handwashing is monitored according to the health of tree seedlings planted beneath water outlets.
Plan Niger is one of several NGOs working with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and government health workers on community-led total sanitation (CLTS). A project there is showing people from scores of villages the dangers of open defecation.