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WTD Celebration: Mass awareness on importance of toiletPosted 22 November, 02:10 pm
Kathmandu, 20 November 2015 | The World Toilet Day (WTD) celebration concluded with various mass awareness activities under the theme ‘Toilets and Nutrition’ in Global Sanitation Fund intervention areas in Nepal.
In Nuwakot district, government officials, sanitation campaigners and representatives of development partners including Municipal-WASH-Coordination Committees members participated in a rally with play-cards and banners having slogans on sanitation, hygiene and nutrition. The program concluded after a brief speech from key people. Speaking at the program, Narayan Prasad Risal, Local Development Officer highlighted the importance of sanitation to reduce malnutrition among children by reducing diarrheal diseases. Speakers of the program focused on sanitation facilities both at normal situation and after disasters.
The 19th November, Toilet Day was also celebrated in Sindhupalchowk organizing district level interaction meeting among WASH sector stakeholders. The meeting formed a task committee to revise the existing district level sanitation and hygiene strategic plan to address the post earthquake situation. In addition, the meeting also endorsed quality monitoring report of Bhotsipa, Sipapokhare, Irkhu and Kuvinde VDC for ODF declaration. UN-Habitat had made technical, procedural and financial support for revival of household level toilets in those VDCs after earthquake.
In Dhanusha district, video documentary show was organized at various locations, Gajadiya of Sapahi VDC, Gaanguli of Ghodghas VDC and nearby Argaja Pond of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City. Similarly, hand washing and orientation on ‘toilet and nutrition’ was also done in Yadukuha, Thadijhijha and Paudeshwar VDC of Dhanusha. In Dolakha district, stakeholders made joint monitoring of sanitation situation of the toilets at the government and non-government organizations’ offices at district headquarter. The findings from the monitoring visit were presented at D-WASH-CC meeting 20th November, 2015. The monitoring team classified toilets into five categories on the basis of cleanliness and availability of the toilet cleaning materials, users’ friendly condition and maintenance. Similarly, UN-Habitat and its partners also visited communities for monitoring hygiene behavior practices in Japhe, Sahare, Lakuridaadaa and Sundrawati VDCs.