SHARE Research | Delhi Workshop

Senior officials throw down the gauntlet to SHARE's research in India

 

At the 'Sanitation and Women in India' conference held in Delhi last week, representatives from the Government of India’s Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare praised SHARE and WSSCC's research and requested that the audience formulate a list of clear, evidence-based recommendations that could inform official Swachh Bharat Abhiyan guidelines.

 

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SHARE Research | Telegraph | Tanzania

SHARE research features in the Telegraph

 

The SHARE-funded paper ‘Where There Is No Toilet: Water and Sanitation Environments of Domestic and Facility Births in Tanzania’ hit the headlines this week, featuring in an article by the Daily Telegraph’s Health Editor, Cherrill Hicks.

 

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Read the article

Read the paper

 

 

 

SHARE Research | Orissa

Does improving sanitation benefit health?

 

Oliver Cumming, Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, addresses this question and explains how a sanitation campaign in rural India has led to a rethink about future interventions. 

 

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Listen to his podcast

 

 

 

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WASH & CLEAN toolkit launched!

 

A new toolkit about WASH and infection prevention and control in maternity units in health facilities in India and Bangladesh was launched and very well received at the ‘Reducing the Burden of Preventable Infections: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century’ conference in India.

 

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SHARE Research | Sanitation Vulnerability | IndiaUncovered: the impacts of poor WASH on women and girls in India

 

Four recently published briefing notes summarise the findings of SHARE and WSSCC-funded research projects examining the impacts of poor WASH on women and girls across India. These were presented at the UNC (October 2014) and at the Sanitation and Women in India conference (November 2014).

 

Read the briefing notes

Watch a video about sanitation vulnerability

 

 

 

Reflections from the UNC

 

SHARE Research | UNC

SHARE and WSSCC recently convened an informative side-event at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) 2014 Water and Health Conference entitled ‘Sanitation, Gender and Reproductive Health Nexus: new frontiers in sanitation research in South Asia’.

 

Four workshop participants reflect

 

 

 

SHARE Research | Malawi | EcoSan

SHARE in Malawi

 

Bringing you the latest from ongoing SHARE-funded action research in Malawi: 

 

Blog - City-wide sanitation in Blantyre

Blog - Private sector participation

Research summary - Sanitation and hygiene research in Blantyre

 

 

 

SHARE Research | WASH NTDs

WASH and NTDs experts descend on London

 

In September, 40 experts from the WASH and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) sectors from across the globe gathered in London for the SHARE-funded European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs. The aim? To advance inter-sectoral collaboration, coordination and cooperation in the areas of mapping, data collection, monitoring and research.

 

Read the event report

 

Resources

VIDEO: No Relief - Sanitation Vulnerability

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This video supports the 2014 SHARE-funded 'Sanitation Vulnerability: Women's Stresses and Struggles for Violence-free Sanitation' study and features women from the slums of Pune, India, talking about their sanitation experiences.

BRIEFING NOTE: Sanitation Vulnerabilities - Women's stresses and struggles for violence-free sanitation

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This note summarises the research findings of a SHARE and WSSCC funded study in India seeking to identify whether gendered violence is symptomatic of power inequalities in society and whether those inequalities manifest themselves in women's psycho-social stress and translate into women's decisions about where to relieve themselves. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014.

BRIEFING NOTE: Social and Psychological Impact of Limited Access to Sanitation

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This note summarises the research findings of a SHARE and WSSCC funded study in India seeking to explore the links between MHM and reproductive tract infections, and between WASH practices and pregnancy. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014.

BRIEFING NOTE: Coping Strategies to Deal with Inadequate WASH Facilities and Related Health Risks

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This note summarises the research findings of a SHARE and WSSCC funded study in Vadu, India, seeking to identify coping strategies used by women to deal with inadequate WASH facilities. It specifically focused on the perceived adequacy of WASH-related resources, stress from inadequate resources and access, and the experience, practice and materials used for menstrual hygiene. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014.

BRIEFING NOTE: WASH & CLEAN - A situational analysis on hygiene on maternity wards in India and Bangladesh

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This note summarises the research findings of a SHARE and WSSCC funded study in India and Bangladesh seeking to develop and pilot a suite of tools for capturing objectively levels of cleanliness and the determinants, processes and outcomes of cleaning on the labour ward. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014.

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Effectiveness of a rural sanitation programme on diarrhoea, soil-transmitted helminth infection, and child malnutrition in Odisha, India: a cluster-randomised trial

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This journal paper outlines the findings of a SHARE-funded cluster-randomised control trial that investigated the effectiveness of a rural sanitation intervention on the prevention of diarrhoea, soil-transmitted helminths infection and child malnutrition in Odisha, India.