Shaping the Sanitation Market with Product Innovations in Ghana

May 15, 2019  |  by ,  |  Add a comment»

Over 10 million urban Ghanaians live with unimproved sanitation services or are openly defecating causing a severe public health concern according to WHO/UNICEF. The World Bank estimates that poor sanitation and hygiene in Ghana leads to $290 million in economic losses each year. While businesses are trying to address the sanitation crisis, they face several…

Building Long-Term Sanitation Solutions

May 13, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Around the world, one in two people live in an urban area. And, between now and 2050, three countries—India, China, and Nigeria—are expected to account for 35 percent of the growth in the world’s urban population, with India adding the most to this, a projected 416 million urban dwellers. Managing human feacal waste in India…

How Design Decisions Affect the Usability of Sanitation Devices

April 18, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This story was originally published by Engineering for Change. To view the original story, click here.  By Megan Richardson  Design decisions have created limitations in sanitation products for underserved communities. These decisions affect who uses the products, how they are best used and where. Most sanitation products aim to improve users’ health and comfort while…

Moving Beyond Just Building Toilets

February 19, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

Though the statistics and numbers from the Swachh Bharat Mission indicate success, there are still gaps within the programme that need to be examined. This story was originally pubished by IDR, to view the original article, click here. By Pratima Joshi  One of the most laudable initiatives of the current government’s regime is the Swachh…

SUSTAINABLE WASH FINANCE SERIES: Private Sector, Will You Dance?

January 22, 2019  |  by  |  Add a comment»

This story is part of our article series on sustainable WASH finance and was originally published on the Toiletboard blog. To view the original story, click here.  By John Sauer With 2020 on the doorstep, the global sanitation “toilet” community is becoming all too aware that without significant, annual changes in progress, there will be no…