The Government of India’s NFHS–4 offers the best new data on open defecation in rural India to be eleased in over a decade. Although open defecation has become less common than it was 10 years ago, it is still highly prevalent, with more than half of rural households reporting open defecation. On average, change has been slow, even during the period of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Cape Town - The Western Cape's water woes have proved to be an unexpected opportunity for University of Cape Town (UCT) Civil Engineering graduate Tinashe Chipako to show off his research project

A REPORT released by the Namibia Intercensal Demographic Survey in 2016 shows that about 80% of households in the Zambezi region have no toilets, forcing residents to use the bush, riverbeds and fi

More than half the number of government aided primary schools in Hoima District risk closure because of absence of sanitary facilities.

PANJIM: Non-availability of land, absence of sewer lines, no regular supply of water and lack of willingness amongst people are some of the major challenges before the Manohar Parrikar-led coalitio

Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) is a widely applied rural behavior change approach for ending open defecation. However, evidence of its impact is unclear. Researchers conducted a systematic review of journal-published and gray literature to a) assess evidence quality, b) summarize CLTS impacts, and c) identify factors affecting implementation and effectiveness.

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Katsina — UNICEF's chief, Water and Sanitation Section in Nigeria, Zaid Jurji, has said, Nigeria is ranked third when it comes to open defecation and something drastically must be done to halt the

DHARAMSHALA: Chief minister Jairam Thakur during his address at CSK Agricultural University revealed that he had worked hard to make Himachal first open defecation free (ODF) state during his stint

Kayunga Town Council has vowed to reject any building plans where developers lack water-borne sanitation facilities.

The Arunachal Pradesh government celebrated attainment of 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) status under Swacch Bharat Mission (Gramin) at the Legislative Assembly Complex here on Friday.

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