Listen Up! The Urban Talks have arrived
On 26th October 2014, Government of Malawi representatives, researchers, policy makers and the public will come together for the SHARE-funded ‘Urban Talks’ to drive progress and stimulate momentum for improved sanitation and hygiene delivery in Malawi.
Three new videos published
Have a few spare minutes? Then why not watch one of these inspiring short videos and find out more about the research projects SHARE funds across the globe:
SHARE goes to Paris
This month, Alexandra Chitty, SHARE's Research Uptake Officer, attended the NTD NGDO Network annual meeting in Paris to present to the outcomes of the European Roundtable on WASH and NTDs. Here, excellent progress was made in determining tangible next steps that attendees would take to further inter-sectoral collaboration.
In high demand: VGW Practitioners' Toolkit
SHARE’s 'Violence, Gender and WASH Practitioners’ Toolkit' published earlier this year is flying off the shelves and is already in its second print run. The latest group disseminating the toolkit is the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance which is offering hard copies of our toolkit as a prize to several lucky individuals.
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.
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 at World Water Week
On 2nd September 2014, people were queuing out the door to join a SHARE-convened seminar at World Water Week in Stockholm entitled ‘Addressing Equity in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector’. With presentations from IIED, UNICEF and WaterAid, the seminar was praised for offering practical solutions to issues of inequity in WASH.
Where is the toilet please?
This is the question that motivated Sheillah Simiyu, a SHARE-funded PhD student based in South Africa, to start researching sanitation. In a short magazine article, Sheillah describes the realities of poor sanitation for people living in informal settlements in Kenya.
This note summarises the discussions and outcomes of the SHARE-convened European WASH and NTDs Roundtable that took place in London in September 2014. It outlines conclusions reached on indicators for joint-sectoral collaboration and progress made towards an actionable work plan.
The Centre for Community Organization and Development (CCODE) and Malawi Homeless People’s Federation have produced a summary of their SHARE-funded action research that sought to develop an evidence-based model for the realisation of pro-poor city-wide sanitation in Blantyre, Malawi.
- 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.
- 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
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.
This video is one of the promotional materials used in the SHARE-funded food hygiene intervention trial in Nepal, conducted by Om Prasad Gautam.