SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:01:56 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10768-how-to-design-wastewater-systems-for-local-conditions-in-developing-countries#10768 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10768-how-to-design-wastewater-systems-for-local-conditions-in-developing-countries#10768
1) Kindly note that IWA have a book on wasterwater systems has been on sale since March 2014.Everyone missed this title when I inquired about a simple construction of wastewater systems in June this year. Remember all that fuss and hullabaloo?

Anyway the details are as follows:

How to Design Wastewater Systems for Local Conditions in Developing Countries
Author(s): David M. Robbins, consultant, NC, U.S.A and Grant C. Ligon, Environmental Scientist, RTI International, NC, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 15 Mar 2014 • ISBN: 9781780404769
Pages: 156 • Paperback
Price: £ 69.00 / US$ 124.20 / € 93.15
IWA members price: £ 52.25 / US$ 94.05 / € 70.54

2) Do you have a summary in your archives of an e-version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems & Techs as the one at eawg is too long in fact a compete book?

Regards / Mwaniki]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:32:20 +0000
WASHplus Weekly: WASH and Ebola - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10766-washplus-weekly-wash-and-ebola#10766 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10766-washplus-weekly-wash-and-ebola#10766 Issue 167| Oct 31, 2014 | Focus on WASH and Ebola

This issue contains updates on Ebola outbreaks and other recent journal and newspaper articles as well as links to World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites on Ebola. Included are WHO/UNICEF factsheets, guidance on making chlorine solution from Tufts University, articles from the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing, a summary of water and Ebola issues from the Pacific Institute, Ebola-related anthropological studies from the Institute of Development Studies, and other resources.

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Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:06:25 +0000
New IDS Working Paper on Re-framing Undernutrition - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10764-new-ids-working-paper-on-re-framing-undernutrition#10764 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10764-new-ids-working-paper-on-re-framing-undernutrition#10764 Re-framing Undernutrition: Faecally-Transmitted Infections and the 5 As

In this IDS Working Paper, Robert Chambers and Gregor von Medeazza argue for a more inclusive framework for thinking about and dealing with undernutrition. One concept is FTIs (faecally-transmitted infections). This is designed to avoid the reductionisms of faecal-oral infections, waterborne diseases, and the focus on the diarrhoeas to the neglect of less dramatic and less measurable FTIs especially environmental enteropathy. A second concept is the 5 As – availability and access which both have oral associations, and absorption, antibodies and allopathogens which have anal associations.]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:38:47 +0000
Help fund the 25$ portable washing-machine from India - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10760-help-fund-the-25-portable-washing-machine-from-india#10760 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10760-help-fund-the-25-portable-washing-machine-from-india#10760
trak.in/tags/business/2014/10/29/portabl...ne-priced-rs1500-25/

www.indiegogo.com/projects/unique-bucket...mini-washing-machine

Interestingly they also specifically mention it as saving water compared to regular hand-washing and also being more hygienic when washing things separately.

Sadly no solar powered version yet ]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:31 +0000
Re: Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: BStalker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10759 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10759
I was there for that, was funny to see]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:13:43 +0000
Re: Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10758 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10758


Future FSM entrepreneurs at work in Kampala (was taken on the World Water Day earlier this year).]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:09:34 +0000
Re: Disability and inclusion- follow on from the webinar - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10754-disability-and-inclusion-follow-on-from-the-webinar#10755 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10754-disability-and-inclusion-follow-on-from-the-webinar#10755 www.communityledtotalsanitation.org/reso...clts-fully-inclusive]]> Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:29:15 +0000 Disability and inclusion- follow on from the webinar - by: Petra http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10754-disability-and-inclusion-follow-on-from-the-webinar#10754 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10754-disability-and-inclusion-follow-on-from-the-webinar#10754
Petra]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:27:17 +0000
Re: Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10746 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10746 Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:47:42 +0000 Re: Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: BStalker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10739 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10739
where would you recommend posting it for getting it out to the general public.

Cheers]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:22:32 +0000
Re: Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10738 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10738
It seems more like a survey for non-experts... but a video of asking these questions in Manchester might be interesting ]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:59:23 +0000
Survey to help with final year product design project on sanitation within a developing country. - by: BStalker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10713 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10713-survey-to-help-with-final-year-product-design-project-on-sanitation-within-a-developing-country#10713
I am a final year student studying at Manchester Metropolitan University where I study Product Design and Engineering. I have recently come back off my placement where I worked at Water for People Uganda with the Sani-Hub team on transport devices.

I was hoping you would be able to assist me in getting this survey out online so i can get a good amount of hits on it. This is so i can relate it to my research and about the taboo of talking about sanitation. I will also be going into the streets of Manchester to ask people these questions in person to see the difference in responses.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/WSDNBLY

Any question drop me an email,

bob.stalker@ewb-uk.org

Many Thanks

Bob]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:57:46 +0000
Here is a way to promote handwashing - by: lvolat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10688-here-is-a-way-to-promote-handwashing#10688 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10688-here-is-a-way-to-promote-handwashing#10688 Health, hygiene and disability issues Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:16:14 +0000 Re: Ebola KnowledgePoint - by: ulrichl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10645-ebola-knowledgepoint#10654 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10645-ebola-knowledgepoint#10654
Thanks for this information!
The following has nothing to do with the website knowldegepoint.org, but I found it fits nicely into this thread and it could be of interest to the sanitation community:
The Guardian created an excellent visualization of how Ebola compares to other infectious diseases: www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-int...-infectious-diseases

A guote from that site:
With Ebola panic spreading, we thought it might be timely to visualise the data on the infectiousness of various pathogens.
To give a universal metric for infectiousness, we’ve used the average ‘basic reproduction number’ (also ratio or rate). It’s a statistical measure of how likely and widespread an infectious disease outbreak might be - if nothing is done to control the situation.
Every disease has a basic reproduction number but the numbers are scattered across the literature. We’ve web-crawled and gathered them all here in one graphic, plotting them against the average case fatality rate - the % of infectees who die. This hopefully gives us a data-centric way to understand the most infectious and deadly diseases and contextualise current events.

Regards,
Lukas]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:41:36 +0000
Re: Ebola KnowledgePoint - by: rkaupp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10645-ebola-knowledgepoint#10652 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-health-hygiene-and-disability-issues/10645-ebola-knowledgepoint#10652
Thank you for moving the thread. KnowledgePoint is an initiatie by a few NGOs (WaterAid, RedR, Practical Action, EngineerAid, IRC...) to provide a place to ask technical questions, where specialists can answer. This is because these NGOs all had their internal "technical support" services, but without good platforms to do so). So KnowledgePoint is used both internally (for instance in WaterAid we use it to link fundraising and comms teams to technical advisors), and to allow people from other NGOs or the public to ask questions as well.

The main website is on knowledgepoint.org/ where you can ask questions anonymously or register, and there are sub-sites for specific organisations, and for instance for Ebola as well.

So, to use it, just search for existing answers, or ask a new question, it's free to use! There are no dedicated times for Q&As as it is not "live", more a repository of knowledge. As it is broader than WASH as it goes into energy, infrastructure, organisational issues, etc.

Best wishes,
Rémi]]>
Health, hygiene and disability issues Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:31:26 +0000