Tag Archives: Hygiene

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 […]

Continue Reading →
Water Line-up in Ethiopia

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 […]

Continue Reading →
Group handwashing

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 […]

Continue Reading →
Lotika Shaunik Paintal

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 […]

Continue Reading →

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 […]

Continue Reading →
WASH Canada soap and message

Here is our bold idea for world toilet day 2012 … Eradicate Open Defecation!

November 19 is World Toilet Day! Let’s reflect on that a moment … for all those in the world with toilets to sit on, that may indeed be a very good place to reflect! Unfortunately 2.6 Billion people are without a safe place to go. It is November 2012 and yet almost 40% of our World’s […]

Continue Reading →

Looking for bold ideas with big impact!

Today’s WASH Canada Blog is written by guest blogger Raymond Shih from our partner organization Grand Challenges Canada. Come hear more Ray and his colleagues on Nov 15 at our WASH Canada launch event in Toronto: Do you have a bold idea with big impact in the about areas of health-related water and sanitation? If […]

Continue Reading →
Invitation for Nov 15 image

Innovation, Inspiration and Action on Nov 15 – WASH Canada Launch – Invitation

Hello WASH enthusiasts! We would like to invite you to our official WASH Canada launch event on Thursday, November 15, at 6 pm at the University Club of Toronto. We have a fun evening planned with a great line up of distinguished speakers who will address the issue of innovation in the Water, Sanitation and […]

Continue Reading →

Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa … starting a Canadian WASH dialogue with HE Maria Mutagamba

  HE Maria Mutagamba: “Mama Africa for WASH” WASH Canada, UNU-INWEH and H2O 4 All, are honored to host the Hon. Maria Mutagamba as the keynote speaker at our women-in-water series on September 18-20. The Hon. Maria Emilly Lubega Mutagamba has been the Minister of Water and Environment of Uganda from 2006-August 2012. She is […]

Continue Reading →
Water and sanitation

Why we need WASH Canada

There are many people and effective organizations in Canada dedicating their time to helping increase access to clean water and latrines to the 800 million and 2.4 billion people respectively around the globe who live in need of these basic life saving services. (more…)

Continue Reading →