BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. IMPROVING THE WASH SECTOR.

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SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide

Some of our key research locations

Kenya

Sustainable sanitation/Foter/CC BY

Kenya is among the top ten richest countries in Africa (IMF, 2015), but just under a third of its population has access to improved sanitationRead more

Malawi

WaterAid/Jason Larkin

Malawi is one of the smaller countries in Sub-Saharan African and home to 16 million people. An estimated 35% of the Malawian population doesRead more

Tanzania

WaterAid/Behailu Shiferaw

Tanzania is one of the largest countries in sub-Saharan Africa and is home to more than 52 million people. Only 16% of Tanzanians have accessRead more

India

WaterAid/Areeb Hashmi

A middle-income country with a population of over 1 billion, poverty in India is a complex issue with just under a third of the populationRead more

New resources

Assessing peri-urban sanitation quality

This paper, published by Tidwell et al. (2018) in The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, highlights how a Peri-Urban Healthy Toilet Index (PUHTI) was created for measuring on-site, peri-urban sanitation quality in Lusaka, Zambia. Applying the PUHTI tool showed that while 87%...
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Aetiology of Diarrhoea in Children Under

This study, conducted by Chisenga et al. (2018) and published in Pediatric Infectious Disease , aimed to document viral, bacterial and protozoan enteric pathogens responsible for causing moderate-to-severe diarrhoea among children under five presenting at public health facilities in Zambia...
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Some of our projects

Cities of Tomorrow

Strategic and integrated urban planning is essential to the success of any sanitation programme (Luthi et al, 2011). This multi-phasedRead more

MHM Absorbents in Malawi

Sally Piper Pillitter

In Malawi, women and girls have limited access to safe, convenient and affordable MHM absorbent methods. This project will provide aRead more

Weaning Food Hygiene - The Gambia

© Jama Sowe & Abdou Jarjue

Building on lessons learned from earlier SHARE-funded work on food hygiene and behaviour change, including the successful SuperAmmaRead more

Ascaris Eggs on Hands

SuSanA Secretariat (CCBY 2.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The role that hands play in the transmission of STH (especially Ascaris and Trichuris infections), is under-researched and thereforeRead more

Latest Updates

Blog
I recently published a learning report which documents SHARE’s experience using outcome mapping to plan, monitor, and evaluate research uptake. This blog shares a summary of our experience for academic organisations, research consortiums, M&E specialists – and anyone else aiming...
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8 Aug 2018
News
Pit latrines may not be a major threat to groundwater contamination as very few instances of such contamination have shown to occur in a new icddr,b study. Consumed directly as drinking water, groundwater is contaminated more often due to poor...
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5 Sep 2017