We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
BEREMBEKE (NOVEMBER 19, 2014) – Today is World Toilet Day. It may not be considered a polite dinner conversation topic, but ensuring access to clean water and sanitation facilities like latrines is one of the most important global public health issues. Thousands in the developing world, primarily children, die every day of preventable water-borne illnesses. People are forced to walk for miles to fetch potable water.
Africare/Malawi’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene project has brought sanitation facilities as well as hygiene education to hundreds of school children in the Mulanje district. In addition, at this moment, three rural schools have benefited from the establishment of three freshwater boreholes, and two more schools from well repairs. School staff and children have rejoiced with the supply of this dependable source of fresh water.
These efforts help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.
Sanitation & Hygiene Africare’s African field staff works directly with local communities to educate them on how to improve their health and empower them to spread improved health practices to their neighbors. In Senegal Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) education is a major part of these activities, and since the Ebola outbreak began Africare/Senegal trained all our field agents on Ebola prevention and gave them protection supplies. We’ve elaborated our health action plans to have WASH/Ebola Prevention activities implemented in all the villages where we work.