By Justin Lupele, Chief of Party, USAID ZAMBIA SPLASH PROJECT / WASHplus / FHI 360 This year on May 28, the world commemorates the second Global Menstrual Hygiene Day under the theme “Let’s end the hesitation around menstruation.” The world is being urged to break the silence and talk freely about menstruation as a normal… More Break the silence: Talk about Menstruation
When: 21st May, 2015, 4 PM CET, 3 PM GMT, 10 AM EST, 7:30 PM IST Hosted by: @WASHUnited, @WASHAdvocates, @WASHPlusInfo, @KachraProject Hashtag: #MenstrualHygiene Themes to be discussed: Men in menstruation! Policy advocacy around the world! Menstrual waste & disposal! Tweets to promote the chat: If #MenstruationMatters to you, don’t miss the official #MenstrualHygiene Day Twitterchat on May 21… More Mark your calendars! May 21 #Menstrual Hygiene Twitterchat!
By Orlando Hernandez, USAID/WASHplus Project and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Global Health, Population and Nutrition (GHPN), FHI 360. The comments below are from Dr. Hernandez’s participation at the World Water Forum 2015 and then posted to the Sanitation and Water for All website. Behavior change specialists rely on frameworks to dissect a problem and define… More Behavioral Challenges and Potential Solutions to Reach Universal Sanitation Coverage
It is estimated that 2 million deaths occur every year from contaminated food or drinking water. Diarrheal disease alone kills an estimated 1.5 million children annually, and most of these cases are attributed to contaminated food or drinking water, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Uganda, the WASHplus project worked closely with USAID implementing… More Celebrating World Health Day: Why Food Hygiene Matters
On World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.” The WHO has developed simple global health messages called the The Five Keys to Safer Food to explain the basic principles of food safety (see below)… More World Health Day is April 7!
The learning environment is often the biggest barrier to girls staying in school. The environment that best addresses girls’ needs in school includes: Gender-friendly sanitation facilities at 50:1 ratio Access to MHM products and materials Teachers trained to talk about menstruation and provide support to girls Boys and male teachers involvement in MHM support MHM… More Let’s Talk About It! Safe and Equitable Learning Environments in Zambia
This post is a re-blog and first appeared on the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) website here. March 22, 2015 By Layla McCay, Secretariat Director, the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) Love is in the air – or rather, in the water. This World Water Day, nutrition and handwashing with soap may be the… More