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So far Christine LaRocque has created 27 blog entries.

Good hygiene, Good health: WaterAid launches program in Ghana

Its cocoa flavours the world’s chocolate, its minerals create the smart technology we use every day, and its coloured fabrics turn heads everywhere. Ghana is one of Africa’s most vibrant nations, and also one of the most densely populated countries in West Africa. More than three million people in the country don't have access to [...]

October 15th, 2017|

Merit Travel Group helping to deliver life in Tanzania

Nyaragusu is a small town in Tanzania. The local health clinic serves about 54,000 people in the district with maternal and general health services. There is no water on site or anywhere in walking distance. The clinic uses water vendors — sometimes nurses buy water with their own money, as the clinic’s budget is limited [...]

October 6th, 2017|

War on cholera can’t be won without water and sanitation

‘The War to end Cholera’, a new report published today by WaterAid, reveals that the countries with the highest cholera burden are the same nations with the greatest number of people living without clean water and decent sanitation. WaterAid is warning that global efforts to end cholera will fail unless the world’s poorest are given [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Back to school around the world

As children pack their bags and head back to school, WaterAid is sharing a snapshot of experiences from classrooms across the world. From Uganda to Canada, the UK to Zambia, these photos and stories reveal the similarities in school life across the globe as well as the stark differences and inequalities that exist in facilities [...]

September 5th, 2017|

Recipe for success: How to end malnutrition

Around the world, 155 million children under the age of five are stunted – leaving them with often irreversible cognitive, emotional and physical damage, as a result of undernutrition in their first 1,000 days, from conception to two years old.  Estimates suggest that poor sanitation is the second leading cause of stunting worldwide. Sisters Manjula, [...]

August 23rd, 2017|

Water on the way: Progress in Madagascar

In the villages of Tsarafangitra and Marovintsika Fokontanys in Madagascar, families, schools, health centres, have no access to clean water. In Tsarafangitra, the nearest dirty water source is more than 1.5 kilometres away. This central water source is where everyone in the community gets their water. Water for drinking, washing, cooking, water for everything. It's not [...]

August 21st, 2017|

Students in Uganda lead the way in making periods affordable and smashing taboos

In the remote region of Karamoja in north-eastern Uganda, an inspiring group of teenagers are working to break the silence around periods and debunk menstruation myths. The children at St Mary’s School used to go to the toilet in the bush and girls often skipped lessons when on their period. WaterAid has helped improve school [...]

August 16th, 2017|

New statistics reveal scale of challenge ahead to bring water and toilets to all by 2030

Figures released by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (JMP)  reveal the scale of the challenge ahead to bring universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. WaterAid's analysis has found that, at the current rate of progress, some countries including Kenya, Myanmar and Nigeria will never reach a day when [...]

July 27th, 2017|

Water Stories: the global water crisis in pictures

An exhibition by award-winning photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz highlighting the global water crisis launches July 8 in Vancouver, Canada. Water Stories, part of Mustafah’s multiyear project "Water", is the result of collaboration with the HSBC Water Program - a partnership between HSBC, Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF. Water is one of the great challenges of our time. Across [...]

June 12th, 2017|

WaterAid Canada applauds new Feminist International Assistance Policy

The Government of Canada today released its Feminist International Assistance Policy which targets women’s rights and gender equality and acknowledges that empowering women and girls makes families and countries more prosperous. The evidence clearly shows that water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for protecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations and reversing the cycle [...]

June 9th, 2017|