Afrique: Accès à l'eau potable - Possibilité pour 85 millions de personnesfr.allafrica.com | 25 Apr 2012
Water Aid (http://www.wateraid.org), une ONG internationale, a accueilli avec joie les nouvelles déclarations d'intention d'amélioration en matière d'approvisionnement en eau et d'assainissement des ministres d'Afrique, présentées lors de la séance de la réunion de haut niveau à Washington (Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level meeting in Washington D.C), le 20 Avril.
Liberia: President Sirleaf finally signs WASH Compactwashafrica.wordpress.com | 22 Mar 2012
After a delay of more than half a year, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, finally signed the Liberia WASH Compact in January 2012. The signing follows almost two months of lobbying by the WASH Working Group, an alliance of civil society organisations (CSOs). The group organised a...
Kenya: translating research into national-scale change: a WASH in schoolswashafrica.wordpress.com | 22 Mar 2012
Over the past 5 years CARE, Emory Universitys Center for Global Safe Water, and Water.org, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Sustaining and Scaling School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Plus Community Impact (SWASH+) project, have worked to achieve sustainable and national-scale...
AfDB promotes improved access to water, sanitation and health services in rural and urban UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 18 Jan 2012
The African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda signed two separate agreements on 12 January to finance projects to improve health services delivery and access to water and sanitation in both urban and rural areas of Uganda, with a total investment of USD 155.8 million. This double deal is expected to boost the countrys efforts to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals for health, water and sanitation.
Michel Camdessus: Accelerating the development of the water sector in AfricaAfrican Development Bank | 17 Jan 2012
n visite à la Banque, les 12 et 13 janvier 2012, dans le cadre de la mobilisation des ressources pour l'Initiative pour l'alimentation en eau et l'assainissement en milieu rural et la Facilité africaine de leau, Michel Camdessus, a déclaré : Nous devons passer à une stratégie dont lAfrique...
AfDB promotes greater access to water and sanitation for rural communities in UgandaAfrican Development Bank | 12 Jan 2012
Up to 2.4 million people in rural areas and small towns across Uganda should have improved access to water supply and sanitation by 2016. This follows the African Development Bank (AfDB) signing on 11 January of USD 67 million package to finance the implementation of Ugandas Water and Sanitation Programme. The project aligns with Ugandas national goal to increase access to water supply and sanitation services, to achieve 100 percent coverage by 2035.(...)
Africa: Fast Pace of African Urbanization Affecting Water Supplies and SanitationAllAfrica.com | 24 Mar 2011
Rapid urbanization over the last five decades is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services, says a new UN report. According to the Rapid Response Assessment by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, urban centers in Africa are growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.
KENYA: Excreta management a nuisanceAfrica News | 27 Jan 2011
Issa Ahmed, a resident of a township located in Wajir of north-eastern Kenya is going through some disquiet. He covers his nostrils with his palm as he dashes out of his home. He murmurs words that one could hardly decipher. The village has not known a contented stay during the day or a blissful sleep at night; and it is all about the pungent smell.
Just Building a Million Latrines Won't Solve Sanitation CrisisAllAfrica.com | 26 Jan 2011
The deadline for the world to meet its millennium development goals is now only four years away, yet in sub-Saharan Africa, there are still 570 million people without adequate sanitation, and it will be another 200 years before just half of the population of this region have access to a safe, private toilet. In Nigeria where I live - alongside one-fifth of the continent's population - sanitation coverage stands at just 32%.
Government Under Fire As Cholera Epidemic Rages - IPS ipsnews.netInter Press Service | 01 Oct 2010
This death toll from a cholera epidemic in Cameroon's North and Far North provinces stands at 420, according to public health minister André Mama Fouda. The outbreak of the waterborne disease throws an unwelcome spotlight on inadequate access to clean water and sanitation, particularly in the countrys rural north.
Summit Failure on Water, Sanitation Would Be Recipe for DisasterInter Press Service | 13 Sep 2010
A weeklong international conference here has transmitted a strong political message to next week's U.N. summit meeting of world leaders: what good is the fight against poverty, hunger, maternal mortality and child deaths if water and sanitation are not given the high priority they deserve?
Africa's Water Security Hinges on Better InfrastructureInter Press Service | 10 Sep 2010
As Africa continues its seemingly endless struggle for water security, why is the beleaguered continent lagging behind Asia and Latin America - despite commitments and declarations by political leaders?According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa is in need of an estimated 30 to 50...
Chad: Faces Water WoesAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2010
Finding clean water is as difficult for people living on the islands in Lake Chad as it is for their neighbours along the shores. "Since 1963, the surface area of Lake Chad has decreased from approximately 25,000 sq km to 1,350 sq km," according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tunisia: Information Day Held On Geographic Information SystemAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2010
The "Geographic Information System (GIS)" was the focus of the information day held on Wednesday in Tunis by the National Sanitation Office (ONAS).The event aims at raising awareness of the strategies of development of the sanitation systems, to discover and assess the technological progress and the degree of efficiency of environmental actions, supported now by the geographic information systems and new techniques.
Nigeria: Council Tasks AEPB On Sanitation in the FCTAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2010
The Environmental Health Officers and Regulatory Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) has urged the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) to exercise it mandate to ensure a healthy environment in the FCT. He, therefore, urged the AEPB to initiate efforts toward improving the sanitary condition of the FCT to ensure that people do not defecate or urinate in public places.
Uganda: Human Waste Choking Sironko TownAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2010
HUMAN waste is chocking Sironko town council, the chairman, Issa Musiwa, has said. "The biggest challenge we have is the heavy rains which cannot let the residents dig pit latrines. They fear being buried by soil if they dig deeper into the ground," he said.He reminded President Yoweri Museveni to fulfil the pledge he made to construct a sewage plant for the council to help manage the waste.