Sanitation work: light at the end of the tunnel?

Sanitation work: light at the end of the tunnel?

Sanitation workers provide an essential public service, but all too often it comes at the cost of their health, safety and dignity. These are people who empty toilet pits and septic tanks; enter inspection holes and sewers to fix or unblock them; transport faecal...
World Toilet Day 2019: Voices from India

World Toilet Day 2019: Voices from India

For the past 40 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been working to address the challenges of water and sanitation in India. It has developed significant expertise in the fields of improving access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. AKF’s...
The importance of menstrual hygiene management

The importance of menstrual hygiene management

Researchers from UNU INWEH argues that Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is central to achieve gender-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 5 and 6, in new report. Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla, Principal Researcher (UNU INWEH) says that “MHM remains an...
Nepal declares itself free from open defecation

Nepal declares itself free from open defecation

Until this year, people in the tiny village of Majhi, Nepal, used to go to the toilet in the fields and ponds around their homes, just like millions of other Nepalis. Diseases spread easily, affecting everyone, but particularly the most vulnerable, such as children...