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Call for more active involvement of CSOs at water and sanitation events

Ceridwen JohnsonCeridwen Johnson, Networking and Communications Manager at FAN Global, recommended more active involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in forums and events like the WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene, held recently in Mumbai.

Strong leadership required to tackle sanitation problems

Large nations, that have been able to ensure only 20 to 60 per cent coverage of sanitation issues, need to focus on political and community leaders at the national, regional, and local level to convey the message of sanitation for all and to encourage behaviour change.

WASH journalists dare to share

The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene (GFSH), which concluded in Mumbai last week, offered a good opportunity for journalists from South Asia and Africa to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Adopt sanitation, hygiene and clean water for healthy living


After India's most celebrated Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan became the brand ambassador for the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), now Indian cricket players are to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country. Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan have already shot a clip, in which they are asking people to: "Adopt the WASH hatrick - sanitation, hygiene, clean water - for healthy living".

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