Photo credit: WaterAid/DRIK/Habibul Haque

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


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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


WaterAid/Anna Kari

Zambia is situated in Southern Africa and has a population of over 14 million people. Although the country has made great strides in improvingRead more


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


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

New resources

Safe Start - Formative Research Brief

This briefing note provides an overview of the formative research conducted for the Safe Start project in Kenya. The brief highlights results from the formative work, and provides key learnings that will inform the main intervention.
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Engaging Participants in Community-based

SHARE, WASHTED and other WASH and health research partners collaborated to explore issues of trust around community-based research through a community dialogue event in Chikwawa, Southern Malawi. This policy brief outlines key recommendations provided by participants to improve community engagement...
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Some of our projects

WASH and Vaccines

Dr Joseph Katema, former Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, giving the first Rotavirus Vaccine to a child in Zambia.

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under five worldwide (Liu L, 2012), and rotavirus is well documented as theRead more

Psychosocial Impact of Limited Access

Mothers and children with a Community Health Worker

The first in a series of four SHARE-WSSCC co-funded studies , this project comprised of three sub-components assessing: The social andRead more

Mikono Safi

Mikono Safi, which means clean hands in Kiswahili, is a study taking place among school-aged children in the Kagera Region, North-WestRead more

Microfinance for Sanitation

In 2010, SHARE initiated a package of work on sanitation microfinance. The research, led by Tremolet Consulting , was launched toRead more

Latest Updates

7 April marks World Health Day. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’. Sophie Durrans , Research Uptake Officer, reflects on some of SHARE’s contributions to achieving UHC through WASH in healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast...
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6 Apr 2018
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