Strong steps towards total sanitation in Nepal as officials declare Sunsari and Nuwakot districts free of open defecation

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  • Sunsari District’s open defecation free (ODF) declaration, the construction of 144,347 toilets and the promotion of hand-washing practices will not only greatly impact safety and dignity, but also have positive economic effects in the country.
  • Nuwakot District, being one of the most affected areas during the 2015 earthquake, is the 58th district out of 77 in the country to be declared 100% ODF.
  • Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament and other key officials and local communities took part of the official ceremonies.