SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:24:49 +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 Re: Looking for standards for school toilets (recommended toilets:learners) - by: kipkeny http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11173 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11173
Please follow on the link below which will take you to a manual developed jointly by WHO/UNICEF for the minimum standards of WASH Services in schools in low income countries

www.unicef.org/wash/files/WASH_in_schools_manual.pdf

Hope this will be of help]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:03:21 +0000
Re: Fwd: AW: question on school toilet standards in different countries - by: denniskl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11162 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/3717-looking-for-standards-for-school-toilets-recommended-toiletslearners?limit=12&start=12#11162
And responsibility for these activities post-installation needs to be clear from the start - who, what, when, why etc

So I think responsibility for failure of toilet facilities to be used and kept in good order can, in many cases, be laid at the feet of the original project team - the job is not done just because the toilets are built

Great to see systems being put in place to address this such as at: www.washtechnologies.net/en/]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:16:25 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11151 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11151 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-sch...nded-toiletslearners

The thread was called "looking for standards for school toilets, recommended toilets to learners ratio"

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:12 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11137 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11137
That is great!

If permissible and possible, please share your design. It would be useful to others on this forum, including me.

I remember, quite some time back, Elisabeth posted some standards (probably, UNICEF standards) on number of school children for 1 toilet, spacing of toilets, ventilation; and also on water points.

Elisabeth: Can you help?

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:16:41 +0000
Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: Wubishet http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11124 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/5299-design-and-construction-of-water-supply-and-sanitary-facilities-in-schools#11124 Thank you very much for sharing this important resource. This will support me for the design, construction and supervision of water supply and sanitary facilities in schools and also I will adopt this to the local community.

Regards,
Wubishet]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:41:27 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: Myango1 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10550 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10550 I totally agree with Chris ,it seems to be impossible to control the outbreak of communicable diseases if sanitation intervention is not effective.
There is need to come out with an integrated approach which include sanitation in prevention and management of confirmed cases.
Regards
Patient Myango]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:06:15 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10490 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10490
I am glad you like my ideas. Thanks for the encouragement. It would be an honor to help you apply them in Nigeria. A key way to do so would be to spread the word by example, ourselves together with admired public figures and leaders.

TV, radio, newspapers, and social media would be very important.

One concept that I would like to advance is that shifting to UDDTs does not need to be a big investment, but rather a paradigm change. If there is money to be invested, the UDDT can be nicer, but even the poorest of the poor can have one, if they understand the idea.

Please let me know which design you would like to apply first, plus any questions you may have.

Best wishes,
Chris]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:56:58 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10483 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10483
Thanks so much for your feedback, and i have read through your blog, and its really amazing, keep up your good work.

Your ideas are really accepted, please how can we also partner with you to ensure we get your ideas into work here in Nigeria.

you can send me email via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit our websites;www.uahdp.yolasite.com, www.yareinn.webs.com, or call +234-08082678005, 08061977876.

Best wishes,
Paul Ezeka.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:22:01 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10412
It is important to get educational materials out.

I would like to make some suggestions:
## Since Ebola is also transmitted via feces and urine, it is important to encourage the construction and use of Urine-diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs) and try to reduce open defecation and discharge of untreated sewage.
(forum.susana.org/forum/categories/26-hea...uring-ebola-epidemic)

## It has been shown scientifically that wood ash and clay are each equally effective for washing hands as soap.
master.fcm.unc.edu.ar/diarreas.htm
www.unicef.org/spanish/ffl/09/2.htm

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:25:05 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10393 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10393
Greeting from Mr. Paul Ezeka, a humanitarian and socio-economic development entrepreneur from Lagos State, Nigeria.

I got your reply concerning our HAND WASHING/HYGIENIC BOOK SEEKING FOR FUND SUPPORT FOR PUBLICATION.

Hope you doing fine this new week, we having public holiday since last two days, and due to the urgent need to get this documents across to you, as i have been working/arranging the book so that you can access it.

The attached are the samples of the books, the three book centered on a particular HAND Washing Hygienic instruction, followed by others

The cost of publication for each book is $1.03 US Dollar, and we plan to have donation support from Interested Partner on the publication of 500,000 copies. this quantities will cost $650,000 US Dollar.

whatever you or your team will possibly donate to support us on this programs, kindly let us know, and also your best means of sending your donation, i mean your best payment option, bank transfer/deposit, western union, Money-gram.

Hope to hear from you soon, for further information, please contact Mr. Paul via details below.

Best Regard,
Paul Ezeka.
COORDINATOR; HAND-WASHING, EBOLA VIRUS, HYGIENIC BOOKLET.
PHONE: +234-08082678005, 08061977876.
EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
WEBSITE;www.uahdp.yolasite.com]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:04:20 +0000
Re: Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: Shiloxiri http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10372 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10372 Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:43:23 +0000 Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10254 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/10254-seeking-for-funding-partners-to-publish-books-for-hygiene-wash-practice-in-schools-for-africa#10254
I and my team, have completed an advance BOOK for WASH and HYGIENE in Schools, its an inspiring, educational, and instructional book teaches Children how to keep hygienically fit both in schools and outside schools

We are currently Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE FOR SCHOOLS IN AFRICA., other Countries in Asia, Americans, and Europe are also welcome.

For more details about this partners and sponsorship, please contact; Mr. Paul Ezeka, President Africa Humanitarian Development Projects. www.uahdp.yolasite.com, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:29:32 +0000
Re: Use of urinals for girls in schools (Malawi) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/9544-use-of-urinals-for-girls-in-schools-malawi-question-and-discussion-from-linkedin-group#9545 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/9544-use-of-urinals-for-girls-in-schools-malawi-question-and-discussion-from-linkedin-group#9545
For the benefit of the others, here is the link to that group that she mentioned (it is a closed group, meaning you have to join first before you can read any posts):

www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=12...7&trk=anet_ug_hm

Here is the link to Violet's question:
www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid...ems_see_more-0-b-ttl

This is what she asked:

USE OF URINALS FOR GIRLS IN SCHOOLS

Violet Kumwenda
WASH Officer at UNICEF Malawi
Top Contributor

What could be the best design of urinals for girls in our schools- User Friendly????


It was a short question but she got many replies so far.

E.g. here is the first response:

Kimberley Patrick
Kimberley
Kimberley Patrick
Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene Specialist
Top Contributor

Dear Violet,
Might I suggest that the foundation of user friendly urinals for girls in schools is actually a design based on a system whereby the ongoing cost of cleaning, operation, maintenance and repair is accounted for. The schools in most instances will not have funds to cover this cost. Might I therefore suggest that you need to work on a model whereby the urine can be easily collected and transported away to be treated with the mineral zeolite to produce a phosphorus rich fertiliser. In return for the rights to the urine, the school will enter into a contract with an individual or company who will be responsible for Cleaning, Operation, Maintenance and Repair. Within that contract, the responsibility for ensuring the continuity of water supply at the latrines should be with the individual / company that is the new owner of the urine. Urine trading as a way of paying for sanitation has been tried in the case of household sanitation and failed. But I think urine trading (as a payment for O&M services) in the context of the high urine volumes collected in school settings is going to be very competitive. Lots of excellent information out there on zeolite mineral and its absorption of phosphorus... particularly well established in Sweden I believe. Good luck with the project Violet.... sounds great. And please say hi to your UNICEF MALAWI WASH colleague Ben Cole! I was hoping to hear from him these days.
Cheers,
Kim

and a reply from Leslie:

Leslie Moreland
Leslie
Leslie Moreland
MSc Public Health in Developing Countries Student at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dear Violet,

My colleagues in Uganda designed a system for female urinals for school-aged girls and have shared some of this in a paper that you can find here: bit.ly/UxfYmm or on the WEDC knowledge base site titled Restoring child dignity through WASH in schools: an urban study of Kiddawalime Primary School, Kampala * (2013), Muduwa, Fatumah B. For the design you can contact them directly with the email in this paper.

SWASH+ also did a report on the acceptability and feasibility of girls urinals that you might find of interest: bit.ly/1xav2mv.

Hope this helps.


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Am I actually allowed to copy posts from their "closed group" to this "open forum"? I get a little bit frustrated at having these separate discussion groups, but I guess people use what they prefer and if we can at least cross-pollinate, like what Ina did here, then it's a good start. Their group has 4600 members, and I think many people are a member in that group and also on this forum. We have currently 3800 members.

We also had a discussiona about urinals for girls in schools in Malawi here on the forum, see the three posts by Joseph DeGabriele who used to work on a project by WASTE in Malawi:

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-tra...toiletslearners#3942

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:34:46 +0000
Use of urinals for girls in schools (Malawi) - question and discussion from LinkedIn group - by: inajurga http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/9544-use-of-urinals-for-girls-in-schools-malawi-question-and-discussion-from-linkedin-group#9544 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/9544-use-of-urinals-for-girls-in-schools-malawi-question-and-discussion-from-linkedin-group#9544
just wanted to highlight an interestingon the LINKED-IN Group "community of practice on sanitaton and hygiene in developing countries"

Violet - from unicef Malawi posted there a question
"What could be the best design of urinals for girls in our schools- User Friendliness"

some of you on this forum might have an answer for her, or are interested in the discussions.]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:31:30 +0000
Re: The work which Annie Kanyemba and I did with the school children in Epworth, close to Harare, Zimbabwe - by: elizabethtilley http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/8100-we-can-do-it-teaching-school-girls-how-to-build-toilets-blair-vips-in-epworth-near-harare-zimbabwe#8862 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/27-schools-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-schools/8100-we-can-do-it-teaching-school-girls-how-to-build-toilets-blair-vips-in-epworth-near-harare-zimbabwe#8862
I'm always so impressed at how many people- students, teachers, masons, etc.- you involve in the work, and what a huge, multiplying impact that must have in the long run.

Especially nice to see was Miss Zimbabwe! While it's easy to criticize beauty pageants as superficial, clearly she is using her fame for good use. Having her as a champion for menstrual hygiene management is such a success for bringing attention to a taboo subject and must have had a huge impact on the young women there. Bravo to her, Annie and you for addressing MHM in such a forthright and public way. It's a model that should surely be copied.

All the best,
Elizabeth]]>
Schools (sanitation and hygiene in schools) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:08:14 +0000