Both countries are good examples of how investing in water and sanitation spurs economic development.
Blog posts on "hygiene"
Ahead of World Toilet Day, the facts and figures of toilets (or improved sanitation) speak for themselves.
While only 19% of urban dwellers lack access to adequate toilets, a daunting 50% face the same problem in rural areas.
ADB, Australia and the US are working together to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in the second largest city in the Marshall Islands.
Women’s participation in an ADB urban development project in India transformed their role, increased understanding of gender issues in water and sanitation, and strengthened institutional capacity in ensuring that men and women could benefit equally from water and sanitation investments.
We helped women in Nepal stop being seen as mere water fetchers, and empowered them to become true leaders within their communities.
Increased access to health care has dramatically improved maternal health in cities across Bangladesh. The progress, however, cannot yet lead to contentment.
Unforgettable—that’s how I would describe the moment I raised the issue of menstrual hygiene management with project teams and government officials in Southeast Asia. Shocked and stunned—they looked down at their shoes closely inspecting remnants of their breakfast from earlier in the day.
‘Momentum 1000’ marked a major milestone on 5 April 2013—1000 days left of action before the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Incremental achievements in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are possible before they “expire” in 2015 if linkages among strategies to achieve various goals are made. MDG 5 demands an improvement in maternal health. MDG 4 calls for an improvement in child health.