Here are some relevant popular press articles on sanitation from the past seven days, give or take. Presented without comment, so please feel free to comment yourselves below.
"Zoom Alliance, a subsidiary of Zoomlion Ghana Limited in partnership with the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly will soon introduce a Community Sanitation Police and Monitoring Taskforce to help curb poor sanitation in the country...The move according to Kenneth Asare is aimed at ensuring that flooding and issues of malaria and cholera outbreaks during rainy seasons are eliminated"
"we’re left with a lot of work to do to reach the ultimate goal of universal access to clean water and improved sanitation. For the past three years, two early-stage social enterprises in South America—TOHL in Chile andX-Runner in Peru—have been hard at work creating the means to get us there."
Switzerland Gives $6 Million for Water, Sanitation in Zimbabwe
"...Nkomo spoke after Switzerland gave $6 million to UNICEF to improve Zimbabwe's rural water supply and sanitation. But given that 75 percent of Zimbabwe’s rural population does not have access to clean water, that money may just be a figurative drop in the ocean. ..."
Nottingham researcher hopes sanitation app will help cut diseases in poor areas
"Mr Iliffe, a doctoral researcher at the university’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, has created a new web and mobile app, called Taarifa....It allows people to input and share their own sanitation problems using text messaging, e-mail or social media. The reports can be monitored by local authorities and acted upon to carry out repairs, improvements or new infrastructure, giving citizens the power to affect changes in their own communities..."
WaterAid’s report ‘Everyone Everywhere’ launched today(1) by President Johnson Sirleaf at a UN event on water in the Hague, in the Netherlands, sets out a vision for making safe water and sanitation available to all and reviews the progress that has been made to date in tackling water and sanitation poverty.
The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that water vendors, known as Mairuwa, and waste collectors, called Maishara, provided essential services, such as water supply and waste collection.
"Saudi Arabia approved $96 million of water and sanitation projects including reservoirs across the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen."
"Thames Water’s Clive Dickens is overseeing the WaterAid charity’s four-year project now half-way through which has so far fitted clean supplies and sanitation in four villages that the company has ‘adopted’. Around 13,000 villagers are now getting safe water to drink and hygienic sanitation."