Automatic sanitary napkin vending machines have been installed in five schools in Kohima district, Nagaland, as part of India’s total sanitation campaign. The installation was an initiative of the Communication and Capacity Devlopment Unit of Nagaland’s Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and the Sulabh School Sanitation Clubs (SSSC), New Delhi, in collaboration with the School Education Department. The sanitary napkins cost about (US$ Rs. 3 (6.7 US dollar cents) each.
- Blog Post: Blended finance for sanitation - by: Doreen May 29, 2020Dear Elisabeth, Thanks for your reply and yes it is a step until national mandated institutions can provided long term services through tariffs and taxes. It would be very interesting to know if anyone in the forum is working on a blended financing transaction in sanitation. I look forward to more input on this topic. Thanks and best regards, Doreen […]
- Call for youth projects intitled “Global Youth Take Action” - by: Doreen May 29, 2020Dear Colleagues, In the context of the current global health crisis, the International Water Secretariat has launched a global call for youth projects intitled “Global Youth Take Action”on the Youth for Water and Climate platform. https://youthwaterclimate.org/call-for-poposals/global-youth-take-action/ This call for projects aims to identify, encourage, […]
- Topic 2 What can be standard operating procedures for community outreach based on evidence of Covid-19 in wastewater - by: Malini May 29, 2020There are three points that I would like to place and hope to elicit some experiences: 1. Do outdoor channels such as hoardings and billboards run the risk of causing much embarassment to the "at risk" affected community and lead to extended social stigma and ostracising? Has this channel proved to be effective in communciation during pandemics? 2. […]
- Topic 2 What can be standard operating procedures for community outreach based on evidence of Covid-19 in wastewater - by: Malini May 29, 2020Very few city and state Governments are willing to undertake these studies. This is due to two reasons: (1) No directive from central government or other regulatory bodies (2) lack of trust on scientific community and media regarding how the results are communicated such that citizens do not panic. State Government of Telangana has taken the bold step to ins […]
- Topic 2 What can be standard operating procedures for community outreach based on evidence of Covid-19 in wastewater - by: Malini May 29, 2020Dear Sir, Scientific studies conducted globally are yet to establish infectivity of the covid-19 strains detected in wastewater. Studies in India are sparce and yet to conclusively determine presence of the virus, leave alone infectivity. As the evidence develops it will get suitably referenced and cited in academic circles. We are all conscious academics an […]
- Blog Post: Blended finance for sanitation - by: Doreen May 29, 2020