Progress for Children Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs (No. 11)

23 de June de 2015

This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged. The report spotlights where the international community ...

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools in Low Socio-Economic Regions in Nicaragua: A Cross-Sectional Survey

29 de May de 2015

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) in schools contributes to better health and educational outcomes among school-aged children. In 2012, UNICEF Nicaragua and partners conducted a cross-sectional survey of WaSH in 526 schools in 12 low socio economic status municipalities in Nicaragua. The survey gathered information onschool characteristics; teacher and community participation; water and sanitation infrastructure; and hygiene education and habits. ...

“Enterprising Community Builders” Initiative

10 de January de 2014

#### Systematisation of the UNICEF/ENACAL-DAR The “Enterprising Community Builders” initiative is part of UNICEF’s 2002-2006 Water and Healthy Environment Programme being implemented in Nicaragua with financial support from the Swedish and Dutch governments. It started up in April 2004 with the goal of strengthening the community-level capacity to guarantee the sustainability of water and sanitation systems implemented in rural communities ...

Persistent in the pursuit of a vital human right

10 de January de 2014

#### The story os San Buenaventura drinking water project. The San Buenaventura drinking water system was executed as part of the UNICEF-assisted Water and Healthy Environment Project, which helps the state water company ENACAL respond to the basic needs of an estimated 1.8 million rural Nicaraguans who are still deprived of a safe and reliable source of water. San Buenaventura ...

Shared solutions to common problemsa

10 de January de 2014

#### The story of the drinking water project for las mangas and arsenic affected communities in San Isidro, Matagalpa. The project to provide drinking water to Las Mangas and communities with arsenic-contaminated public wells in the municipality of San Isidro, Matagalpa, is the first of its size and scope in Nicaragua and currently covers eight rural communities. It formed part ...

From murky water to clean water

10 de January de 2014

#### The story of Agua Zarca´s solar-powered drinking water system, Sébaco, Matagalpa. Agua Zarca is a rural community some 20 km north of Sébaco in the department of Matagalpa. Most of its inhabitants work on subsistence agriculture. The population of Agua Zarca faced serious water supply problems due to the poor quality of the water they were using and the ...