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TopWan New Ireland uses World Toilet Day to open new school toilets and increase sales

  More than 700 people and students participated in a World Toilet Day 2017 special event hosted by TopWan New Ireland. TopWan New Ireland is the sanitation enterprise established with the support of Live & Learn in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. A large street parade marched through town and also included the launch of ...

Anik’s Story: Inclusive Sanitation in Vanuatu

Globally, one in seven people have a disability. Disability and poverty are often linked as people living in poverty have a higher chance of acquiring a disability due to lack of medical care, poor nutrition, violence, unsafe housing, and getting injured at work. Twenty-two per cent of the world’s poorest people have a disability. In addition, people ...

Sanitation enterprise meeting challenge of urbanisation in Solomon Islands

Honiara has one of the highest urban growth rates in the region, and globally (see report). Urban areas are growing at nearly twice the rate of the nation, approximately 4.7 per cent every year— that’s a doubling of the urban population almost every 16 years. Some peri-urban areas (settlements on the outskirts of Honiara) are growing ...

Hygiene Carnival Parade – Vanuatu

Live & Learn Vanuatu joined with 500 students from five partner schools in Port Vila, Vanuatu, to conduct a Hygiene Carnival Parade to promote Global Hand-washing Day and World Toilet Day. Students from Suango, Melemaat, Sorovanga, Vila North and Anamburu schools prepared creative banners and costumes to promote the theme of "Clean Hands, Our Future." ...

Church Leaders and Hygiene Promotion

Live & Learn’s hygiene promotion campaigns involve working with Change Agents. Change Agents are volunteers from local churches, local community health workers, and the staff of the sanitation enterprises. Utilising Change Agents means that some key activities of a campaign are delivered through trusted members of the community to the community. Working with Church Leaders ...

Good hygiene at Inclusive Education Games in Fiji

The WASH in Schools team from Live & Learn Fiji shared school hygiene resources and lead out in a hand-washing demonstration at the 2017 Fiji Special and Inclusive Education National Games on Friday 3 November. A total of 900 students from 20 schools from all over Fiji competed in the three-day event at Lautoka's Churchill Park. ...

Sanitation Enterprises supported by Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands

Memorandum of understanding with Honiara City Council to support sanitation enterprises. The Honiara City Council Environmental Health Department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide capacity-building and support to two community-based sanitation enterprises selling improved toilets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.     Access to improved water and basic sanitation is a major challenge ...

Global Hand-washing Day Celebrations

Last week was a big week for the schools in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea who partner with Live & Learn in our WASH in Schools program. This year Global Hand-washing Day fell on a Sunday, so schools selected a school day in the following week to hold their celebrations. This year ...

Viability of urban community-based sanitation enterprises

Live & Learn’s support to community-based sanitation enterprises in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG and Fiji, has entered its final year. The program is testing the effectiveness of a contextualised sanitation marketing approach in Pacific Island Countries, and the potential for this approach to be replicated in other Pacific Island Countries. The approach uses a combination ...

“Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion Guidelines and Tools

Influencing health behaviour change 
seems like it should be simple. But each of us is a mixture of conscious and unconscious motivations, cultural preferences and habits. Logical reasons for choosing healthy habits don’t always effectively reach our unconscious desires or habits. Live & Learn has published the “Clean Hands, Good Toilet, Happy Family” Health Promotion ...