Bangladesh, May 13, 2013: Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP), a non-government organization, won the 'Water for Life' award from the UN World Water Assessment Programme Unit for its outstanding contribution in water and sanitation sector in rural Bangladesh.
DORP got the award as the recognition for its Health Village: Wash Budget Monitoring Programme Innovation and Practice Initiative.
About 46 development organisations of the world including Asia, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, North America and Oceania presented their water rela
Karachi, April 30, 2013: Civil Society activists have demanded government to ensure safe drinking water accessibility for all and also asked political parties what their election manifestos and pre-election announcements are in the regard.
Pakistan is a country, where only 30 percent of the total population has access to safe drinking water.
Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) GM Information Communication Bilquis Rehman said that access to safe drinking water is a basic human right, declared in 2002 by the United Nations.
Gaibandha, Bangladesh, Apr 25, 2013: Speakers at a function on Monday stressed the need for achieving 100 percent sanitation coverage to ensure a better and disease- free healthy society in Gaibandha district in northern Bangladesh.
"Importance should be given on creating much awareness among the people particularly the rural ones including the students about the use of sanitary latrines to attain the cherished goal", they said.
They made the remarks while addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day long training workshop on sanitation and health for teachers and sc
Islamabad, Apr 26, 2013: The level of malnutrition in Pakistan is alarming that cannot be brought down through health sectors policies only as there is a need to adopt multisectoral approaches that should be devised through the lens of nutrition.
Nutritionist, policy makers and health experts said this while speaking to media after attending a workshop on roadmap/action plan on bridging the gaps at implementation level in nutrition.
Burkina Faso, Feb 26, 2013: Sector stakeholders were delighted when the new government of Burkina Faso announced the creation of the Ministère de l’Eau, des Aménagements Hydrauliques et de l’Assainissement (Ministry of Water, Hydraulic Planning and Sanitation) in January 2013. Mrs. Mamounata Belem/Ouédraogo, who heads the new ministry, has a challenging job ahead.
Sri Lanka, Apr 9, 2013: The government has given priority to launch sanitation projects apart from community water supply projects in the Northern Province,Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardane said.
He was addressing a meeting at the District Secretarial, Kilinochchi on April 5. The meeting was held to find solutions to the drinking water and sanitation problems of the people in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts.
Water supply and sanitation facilities related issues are essential needs of the Northern Province, he said.
Pakistan, Apr 8, 2013: It has been reported that Pakistan Railways has spent PKR 253 million to improve the condition of railway stations and its sanitation system across the country.
The official said that the amount was spent during the last 5 years adding that all the railway stations across the country have been renovated and the sanitation system has also been upgraded.
Ghana, Apr 3, 2013: The Australia Government, through its aid agency Australian Aid and with funding from the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme (AACES), is providing around US$2 million to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene services in some communities in the Eastern and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana.
This, it is doing, in partnership with International non-governmental organisation, WaterAid and other local non-governmental organisations, a statement issued jointly April 2, 2013 by the aid agency and WaterAid Ghana, has said.
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Brazil, Apr 2, 2013: Brazil's water supply and sanitation sector lacks proper management, the president of the country's national health foundation Funasa, Gilson Queiroz, told BNamericas.
When questioned about the country's 37.6% water loss rate, the executive said there are numerous reasons leading to losses of this magnitude. "However, I really believe that it all boils down to mismanagement," Queiroz said.
Bhutan, Mar 29, 2013: The sewerage ponds will remain for another five years Photo: google mapThe largely ADB-funded project will possibly be floated some time later this year
Residents, living near the existing open-air sewage treatment ponds at Babesa, will have to wait another five years for the not so pleasant odour in the vicinity to go away.
This is because the high tech sewage treatment plant project, to replace the existing open air one, will be completed only by 2018, according to Thimphu City Corporation officials.
The high tech plant was proposed almost t