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New Partnership to Promote Hygiene

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program, part of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) at Columbia University, is pleased to announce a new partnership with SusanA. SusanA partners with organizations that actively promote sustainable sanitation systems. This is an exciting opportunity for the Millennium Villages Project as it will help to build connections with a cohort of partner organizations engaged in similar projects. Please see more about SusanA below.

• Domestic Water Supply provision (Spring protection, Rainwater Harvesting, Point of use water treatment Boreholes and water point rehablitation)
• Institutional Latrine construction for schools, health centers and communities through subsidies, CLTS and full support where necessary
• Hygiene promotion though IEC material production and distribution
• Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools
• School of 5 hand washing with Soap schools programme
• Policy dialogue with government line ministries
• Commemoration of Sector Days of significance as part of advocacy and awareness raising e.g. World Water Day, Global Hand Washing Day, World Toilet Day
• Training of community volunteers on operation an maintenance of water infrastructure
• Refresher trainings for Community Health Workers to do household routine visits to promote hood hygiene practices.

About SusanA
The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is an informal network of organizations that share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007 and works as a coordination platform, working platform, sounding board, contributor to the policy dialogue on sustainable sanitation and as a “catalyst”. At the present time, the secretariat function is carried out by GIZ (German International Cooperation) and the current number of partners is displayed at the bottom of this page.

Participation is open to those who want to join and be active in the promotion of sustainable sanitation systems. The SuSanA invites international, regional and local organizations to join the network, contribute ideas, and to become active partners in the thematic working groups.

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