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43 villages in Agago declared open defecation free

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 43 villages in two sub-counties, Agago district have been declared free of open defecation. The declaration follows a community-led sanitation baseline survey conducted in 100 villages in the sub-counties of Arum and Omot between April 2020 and July this year. The survey that targeted some …

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Health centres need special pricing for water

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health centres need special prices for water to improve on sanitation services in the facilities, according to Silas Aogon, MP, Kumi Municipality and a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Water and Sanitation. Aogon, who was speaking during the handover ceremony of a 14-stance water-borne …

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Schools, health centres benefit from UNICEF WASH project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Fund-UNICEF has distributed water, sanitation, and hygiene-WASH supplies to schools and health centres across the country. The programme has been extended to 1,172 government-aided primary schools and 472 health centres ranging from health centre IIIs to regional hospitals. However, several components …

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Rotary injects UGX 300M to promote sanitation in Gombe division

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rotary Foundation has injected 314 Million Shillings to promote sanitation and hygiene in Gombe division in Wakiso district. The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene resource remains one of Gombe division’s biggest health problems. Now the sanitation and hygiene project …

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Only 6% of Kampala houses are connected to sewerage network

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 6 percent of household toilets in Kampala are connected to the sewerage network. According to the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Sanitation Improvement and Financing Strategy, there are only a mere 8,975 active sewer connections in Kampala. Of these, 8,375 were connected by 2015 and …

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69 percent of Kampala residents use unsafe toilets- KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 69 percent of Kampala residents still use unsafe toilets, according to figures released by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. These include places where one can easily get infected; they are not lined and less water from the toilet can freely enter the earth around and do …

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MPs push for National community works bill to promote hygiene

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Forum on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is pushing for the enactment of a National Community Works Bill that envisages promoting public hygiene and sanitation. Ngora Woman MP Jacqueline Amongin, the Forum Chairperson said that they are fast-tracking the tabling of the Bill also …

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