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Why menstrual hygiene is integral to solving the WASH crisis

As we all know, ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ does not roll off the tongue easily. In fact, it is the deafening silence and pervasive cultural taboos around this normal biological function that has led to a worldwide push to reserve a Day (May 28) to acknowledge it. The silence and awkwardness around menstruation adversely impacts the lives […]

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Breaking the silence around Menstrual Hygiene – keeping girls in schools

On May 19th 2015, WASH Canada  and Femme International will host an event to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day at the Tiff Bell Lightbox. The event will feature a VIP Reception from 6-7pm for special guests, followed by a Screening of the acclaimed documentary ‘Menstrual Man’ by Amit Virmani from 7-8:30pm. The documentary tells the incredible true story […]

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Listen up Canada, WASH Inclusion is Critical for Improved Maternal Newborn Child Health!

The current Ebola Epidemic, SARS a few years ago, regular outbreaks of Cholera and the persistent scourge of Diarrhea remind us that global health is an urgent problem that needs our attention. What I also know to be true is that any progress we make will be limited, until we learn to start with the building blocks […]

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Reflections on the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Summit in Toronto and WASH

Thanks to a push made by the WASH Canada network partners, see our letter to Minister Paradis, I was invited to attend the recent high level MNCH summit (May 28-30) in Toronto. The summit was very interesting and quite the ‘event’ in downtown Toronto. Besides the hosts, Prime Minister Harper and many of the government’s […]

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Impacting WASH in Schools …

It is almost 2014, yet close to 50% of schools in the developing world still do not have, or have inadequate, access to WASH (WAter+Sanitation+Hygiene) facilities and education. If we are ever going to succeed in making an impact on the global crisis, where close to 1 Billion people have no clean water and 2.5 […]

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Engaging with extractive industries and mining stakeholders …

Public–private partnerships in international development is a new government of Canada strategy. Mining is a key sector and an industry where Canada has a clear competitive advantage. Metals have been and still are a key component of progress. Worldwide demand is continuing to rise quickly. Companies doing exploration, extraction and processing are not just here […]

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Getting toilets to orphans in Mzuzu, Malawi

Our favorite thing to do at WASH Canada is to help make connections in the water world. In return, we always hope for some good WASH related progress. Our guest blogger this month, Lisa Bailey, brought us some. Lisa tells us about her experiences getting toilets to Orphans in Mzuzu, Malawi. Lisa’s family foundation: ‘The […]

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2013 is International Year of Water Cooperation

Did you know that 2013 is the International Year for Water Cooperation?

We are thrilled about this at WASH Canada, since we are all about cooperation! We recognize that each of our partners has their own sphere of influence and core competence, be it research, public health, education, technology, community outreach or funding. However, not any one of us can alone tackle a crisis of this magnitude […]

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Lotika’s interview with Radio Canada International: Why should Canadians Care About the 2.5 Billion People without Toilets?

Radio Canada International’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to WASH Canada’s Lotika Shaunik Paintal on World Toilet Day about this worldwide challenge and the impact this lack of facilities has on people, nations and economies. They also talked about the relevance this issue has to Canadians. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link […]

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Send a young WASH enthusiast to the G(irls)20 Summit in Moscow, Russia

Wouldn’t it be great to send a WASH enthusiast as a young delegate from Canada? Please send out the paragraph below to your networks. Hurry, the deadline to apply to be a delegate is the end of December 2012! Are you female and 18-20 years of age? Do you have innovative ideas of how to […]

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