The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) launched the first Hygiene and Sanitation Week from 13-14 November 2008, with support from the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), along with UNICEF, WaterAid, PSI and others.
[...] A special message was delivered in Dar es Salaam that emphasized the government’s commitment to achieve the national sanitation targets as stipulated in the National Strategy for Growth and Poverty Reduction (popularly known as MKUKUTA in Kiswahili).
In Mwanza, where the national celebration was held, numerous community events – including roads shows, schools, and clinic shows – were held prior to the World Toilet Day (WTD) culmination on November 19th. Educational and promotional materials were distributed during road/community and schools shows.
In addition, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training held an essay competition during the WTD event in which schools and individual students were selected winners and presented with prizes for outstanding written works on the topic.
Source: WSP, 11 Dec 2008