Tag Archives: Toilets

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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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 […]

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Installer and Orphan beneficiaries in front of their new toilet

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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