SHARE Research| WASH NTDS Roundtable 2

Update from the European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs

 

40 WASH and NTD specialists from across the globe are gathered in London to discuss inter-sectoral collaboration. Check out our blog to find out all the latest from the European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs. We're talking indicators! What is the value of existing WASH/NTD indicators? Where do gaps in current monitoring mechanisms lie? What indicators might best fill these gaps?

 

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Less than 1/3 births in Tanzania take place in a water and sanitation safe environment

 
A new SHARE-funded paper, ‘Where There Is No Toilet: Water and Sanitation Environments of Domestic and Facility Births in Tanzania’, estimates that less than a third of all births in Tanzania take place in a setting with safe water and sanitation. This is an important finding particularly in light of the persistently high maternal mortality burden in Tanzania.
 

 

 

SHARE Research | RIU Workshop | Kampala

What is Research-into-Use? Why and how should it be prioritised?

 
A two-day Research-into-Use (RIU) workshop held in Kampala at the end of June addressed precisely these questions. Bringing together staff from across WaterAid’s country programmes in East Africa, the workshop sought to develop RIU capacity and to ensure the research done by WaterAid and SHARE in the region has a greater impact.
 
 
 
 

SHARE Research | Twitter Success

Journal paper by SHARE researchers makes waves on Twitter

A paper co-authored by SHARE researchers, 'Burden of disease from inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in low- and middle-income settings: a retrospective analysis of data from 145 countries', took Twitter by storm last week after being mentioned by Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and Twitter aficionado, Hans Rosling. 
 

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SHARE Research | Malawi

Sanitation as a business: opportunities, barriers and threats

A new journal paper, 'Identification of the potential opportunities, barriers, and threats within the sector in taking up sanitation as a business: rural sanitation in Nkhata Bay District (Malawi)', provides insights from the SHARE-funded research project ‘Private Sector Participation in the Delivery of Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Malawi’. It features two case studies of district-level business activities in the sanitation sector and makes recommendations for measures to mitigate the challenges identified when taking up sanitation as a business.
 
 
 
 

SHARE Research | Tanzania Districts Report

Research Report on Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign published
 
A new SHARE Research Report offers suggestions on how Local Government Authorities in Tanzania could improve the promotion of rural sanitation at the local level. It is based on comprehensive district-level qualitative analysis of the first phase of implementation of Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign.
 
 
 

SHARE Research | Dr Elisa Roma

Update from the field: Evaluating Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign
 
SHARE Research Fellow, Dr Elisa Roma, reflects on her latest visit to Tanzania where she joined the research team currently collecting data for the SHARE-supported process evaluation of the Tanzanian National Sanitation Campaign. 
 
 
 

SHARE Research | Om Prasad Gautam

Om’s blog: Spotlight on the key components of the food hygiene intervention
 
Om Prasad Gautam, a public health professional and SHARE-funded PhD student, blogs about his food hygiene intervention that took place in Nepal and shares some exciting multimedia from this study including a video and programme jingle.
 
 
 

SHARE Research | Zanzibar Blog

Three new blog posts from Zanzibar
 
Sally Faulkner, Senior Programme Coordinator for Research at WaterAid Tanzania, shares progress on the SHARE-funded research project ‘Improving Maternal Health through Improved WASH’ including:
 
  1. Welcoming new staff
  2. Starting Phase II
  3. Training the study enumerators 

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Resources

PRESENTATION: European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs

  • Power Point

This presentation features the main discussions and outcomes of the SHARE-convened European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs that took place in London (18th-19th September 2014). This presentation was given by Alexandra Chitty, Research Uptake Officer at the SHARE Research Consortium, on 23rd September 2014 at the annual NTD NGDO Network (NNN) meeting in Paris.

PRESENTATION: Undoing inequity - inclusive WASH programmes that deliver for all

  • Power Point

This presentation features baseline and mid-term review findings from the SHARE-funded ‘Undoing Inequity: WASH programmes that deliver for all in Uganda and Zambia’ action-research project. This presentation was given by Jane Wilbur and Spera Atuhairwe at the SHARE seminar at World Water Week in Stockholm on 2nd September 2014.

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Where There Is No Toilet: Water and Sanitation Environments of Domestic and Facility Births in Tanzania

  • PDF

This SHARE-funded paper estimates that less than a third (30.5%) of all births in Tanzania take place in a setting with safe water and sanitation. This is an important finding particularly in light of the persistently high maternal mortality burden in Tanzania.

VIDEO: Safe food, healthy child

  • Video

This video is one of the promotional materials used in the SHARE-funded food hygiene intervention trial in Nepal, conducted by Om Prasad Gautam.

REPORT: Sanitation Issues in Namibia

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This report provides information about the influence of gender and age upon community decision-making within the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) and among other residents in poor urban settlements where SDFN is active.

VIDEO: Undoing Inequity - the early impact in Uganda

  • Video

This video features the early impact of the SHARE-funded project “Undoing Inequity: Inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes that Deliver for All” in the Amuria and Katakwi districts of Uganda.