Africa News - Sanitation

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December 17, 2015
Lake Victoria sanitation project to benefit from France grant
The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation project takes home Sh550 million in the grant agreement while the Informal settlement project receives Sh3.9 billion in credit.
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December 9, 2015
African cities lag behind on basic sanitation
Over the last 15 years, 68 million people gained access to improved sanitation in urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa. This is a big achievement. But in the same period the urban population grew by an estimated 167 million.
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December 1, 2015
Nigeria contributes $1m to Africa Water Facility
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to contribute one million dollars (N169.5 million) to the African Water Facility to address the critical gaps African countries face in the provision of water and sanitation to many needy people.
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November 25, 2015
Think creatively about water, sanitation provision - water utilities in Africa urged
“Why can’t we adopt innovative ideas and methods to solve problems,” he asked, adding, “Sometimes we make life so complicated because we hide behind the law and policies.”
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November 19, 2015
Ethiopia Shows Significant Progress in Access to Proper Sanitation
Other countries that show progress in both access to sanitation and nutritional status of to their children are Pakistan, Mali, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The report for the first time brings together years of research and case studies which demonstrate the link between sanitation and malnutrition.
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November 16, 2015
World Toilet Day: Kenya ranks poorly in latrine use
The Government and other stakeholders have been using the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to educate Kenyans on the importance of sanitation through awareness creation on the health impact of open defecation. The approach, which leads to construction of latrines using locally available materials, has seen most areas achieve remarkable rise in latrine usage.
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September 18, 2015
In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs explore whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel crisis — and vice versa
Two challenges — safe sanitation and sustainable fuel — are receiving increasing attention, with both included among the Sustainable Development Goals slated for launch by the United Nations later this month.