Topic Category: WASH

Nepal’s Menstrual Movement, Part I: Tackling Taboos

Keki Adhikari is a well-known actress, model and film producer in her native Nepal. Since October 2020, she has a new role: as goodwill ambassador for menstrual health. Working with the GIZ-implemented Support to the Health Sector Programme (S2HSP) and the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Partners Alliance (MHM PA), she is raising awareness about …

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Waling Municipal Recovery Center (c) GIZ Umong Shahi

Tackling healthcare waste on the top of the world

Not long ago in Nepal, like in many other lower-middle income countries, healthcare waste – from personal protective equipment, such as gloves and gowns, to used swabs and bandages, expired drugs, needles, laboratory reagents and chemicals – was simply dumped behind health facilities, mixed with general waste and sent to landfills, or openly burned.

Group handwashing

Cambodian schools aim for the stars

A simple approach to monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene standards is triggering action

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