Water and sanitation comprise an increasingly important focus for global health and development philanthropy, but the approach has often been piecemeal, resulting in broken pipes and pumps, disillusioned donors, and suffering beneficiaries.
In January 2017 it will be seven years since I joined the IRC team. Over the years, I have done nearly everything that a communication practitioner can do within an organisational setting – and I have many outputs to show for it.
I was just at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference . As I looked around the room, I realized it was the first professional conference where I did not know anyone. It made me recognize the WASH sector is lagging behind.
It has been generally agreed that the mainstream media are the most effective channel through which to reach wide audiences with key messages. In Uganda, the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Coalition has worked closely with print and electronic media to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management.
Faute d'un statut social élevé, les hygiénistes locaux formés pour faire la promotion de l'assainissement familial en milieu rural ont un impact limité. Le recours aux coutumiers et au religieux qui jouissent d'une plus grande écoute ne serait pas superflu.