This year’s UN World Toilet Day has reminded the issues of sanitation with the theme “Valuing Toilets”. Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous, and undignified. Toilets define public health. It also drives improvements in gender equality, education, economics, and the environment. There will be no sustainable future without toilets.
Recently, a physician affiliated with one of the premier private hospitals in Kathmandu wrote about present day working environment in health sector in a Nepali daily. While he raised some valid issues, including that of mistreatment of service providers, medical college mafia, financial extortions, and improper licensing of facilities and manpower, he argued these matters largely portray physicians as victimized professionals, and likened their predicament to byathaa (an affliction) that they have to endure on a daily basis.
NEPALGUNJ, Dec 13: There are 24 houses in a row at Ghasiyaran Tole of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The settlement has got the name as most of people have the occupation of cutting grass and selling it for livelihood which is their traditional occupation. ‘Ghas’ means grass and’ Ghasiyaran’ refers to a person who cuts, collects and sells grass.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu Metropolitan City, which had been planning for public toilet, has just prepared design for it. The construction of public toilet will begin from the current fiscal year, it informed.
LAHAN, Oct 2: Nepal became first the open defecation free country in South Asia following Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s formal announcement on Monday. Many celebrated the status. However, some criticized it as a fake claim.
Covestro India Pvt Ltd started a joint initiative in collaboration with DWSS to support the Government of Nepal to construct the toilet with the latest technology and improve the access of sanitation facility in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Nepal is also celebrating the World Toilet Day 2018 with a theme “Toilet, our nature’s necessity”. According to a press release by Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Bina Magar, 1/3rd children below age 5 will be prevented from diarrhea if toilets are built. Also cleaning hands with soap water would cure almost half of the population below age 5.
LONDON – From their ivory towers, nearly 240 academics have declared that economic growth is bad for Europe and the planet. In two months, they and global supporters of the “no-growth economy” have held conferences in Mexico City, Malmö, and Brussels.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $130 million to improve access to community-managed water supply and sanitation in 20 urban municipalities of Nepal.
ROLPA, Aug 16: As many as 2,856 people of 485 households in Rolpa now have access to clean drinking water after the successful implementation of the Western Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in seven different locations of the district.
Kathmandu, March 11: The government has unveiled a 10-point declaration paper on national sanitation campaign on the occasion of the 200th week of the Bagmati Cleanup Mega Campaign.
Chief Secretary Dr Somlal Subedi announced the campaign today stating that the move would come into effect from the beginning of the 2074 BS.