A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN report

For children everywhere, the most precarious time is the first month of life. In 2017, 2.5 million newborns died in their first month, and a baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in the first month than one born in a high-income country

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN reportAn estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of […]

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organise a global sanitation convention to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, also coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together sanitation minsters and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. A host of national and international dignitaries are slated to attend the event, for which preparations are under way. The convention will culminate on […]

Set-up toilets in ladies compartment in local trains, demands Shiv Sena MP

Female commuters often face difficulties in finding a toilet in public places and even if they manage to find one, the condition of that toilet is far from useable. The toilets at railway stations are not adequately maintained and women avoid using them. Can toilets on local trains be the solution?

Set-up toilets in ladies compartment in local trains, demands Shiv Sena MPA Shiv Sena MP from South Mumbai, Arvind Sawant has written a letter to the union minister for railways, Piyush Goyal. His demand is to set-up toilets in ladies compartment of Mumbai’s suburban local trains. Rail Minister, Piyush Goyal has responded to this saying, “The above-mentioned letter has been sent to the concerned directorate for […]

Health ministry to name hospitals which underperform under Kayakalp initiative

Kayakalp is an initiative for awarding public health facilities, it aims to incentivise facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control as well as inculcate a culture of on-going assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation. It was launched in May, 2015

Health ministry to name hospitals which underperform under Kayakalp initiativeKayakalp has played a pivotal role in gaining trust and confidence of community in public health facilities. The Kayakalp programme was launched by the health ministry following PM Narendra Modi’s call to the people of India to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of ‘Swachh Bharat’ “From next year, we will not only name and award hospitals […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beach

After campaigning for proper sanitation facilities in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar, Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray, have funded a row of bio-toilets on Juhu Beach

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beachA few months earlier, Twinkle Khanna had posted a picture on twitter showing open defecation at Juhu beach. Now people living in the area and visitors will be able to access a bio-toilet installed with the help of funds donated by Akshay Kumar and Yuva Sena leader, Aditya Thackeray. He tweeted saying: Tweeps, @akshaykumar ji […]

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you out

Mumbaikars can now find a public toilet nearby with the ease of just one click. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has uploaded information regarding all public toilets in the city on Google Maps. It will guide you by showing public toilets which are in your vicinity

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you outLocating a public toilet in a city like Mumbai is like searching for a needle in a haystack. As the number of toilets are very few. But now, Google will help you to find the exact location of nearby public toilets. Just search it on Google and you will surely find it. Since the last […]

‘Convert old buses into a mobile toilet,’ proposes Aaditya Thackeray

Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray has made an innovative suggestion that old buses should be to be converted into mobile toilets. This idea can prove to be quite useful, as it's very difficult to get permission to build toilets in places like highways

‘Convert old buses into a mobile toilet,’ proposes Aaditya ThackerayBuilding public toilets is a major concern in a city like Mumbai and across the state. Several times obstacles like space constrain and a list of permissions to be secured hinders their construction. Now, Aaditya Thackeray has come up with an unique idea to increase the availability of public toilets. He has requested the BEST […]

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  

Poor personal hygiene makes your children vulnerable to infection. You can keep your kid away from bacteria causing disease by teaching them personal hygiene habits. It’s quite rewarding if your children already practice good hygiene. If not, now is a right time to teach them

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  Children are remarkably good at getting soiled and messy, either while playing in the muck, or by using their sauce-smeared dirty hands to scratch themselves or wipe their nose without a tissue. Childhood is the perfect time for you to start training your kid about healthy hygiene regimes. Teaching good hygienic habits is much more […]

NO ‘toilet’, NO ‘school’: Girl forces father to build toilet

Noted Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan featured in ads, to spread awareness on sanitation by promoting the construction and use of toilets. Akshay Kumar too, through his movie ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,’ promoted the construction of toilets in home. Similarly, taking a charge of family’s health, a girl from Yavatmal, refused to go to school, till her father constructs a toilet in their home

NO ‘toilet’, NO ‘school’: Girl forces father to build toiletGenerally children demand chocolates or toys from parents, But, Shweta Rangari, a resident of Yavatmal’s  Indarathana  zilha, demanded to construct a toilet in the house. She refused to go to school till her father doesn’t construct a toilet. Her father was shocked and constructed a toilet within a week. Shweta studies in 4 th standard […]