BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. IMPROVING THE WASH SECTOR.

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

Other Countries

SDI/Zimbabwe Homeless Peoples' Federation

Outside of SHARE’s focus countries, we have also supported a range of research projects in several other countries on the following topics:Read more

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

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

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

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

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

WASH & Maternal and Newborn Health

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The first in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this LSHTM-led study explored the linkages between WASH and MNH health via aRead more

SuperAmma

Jointly funded by SHARE and the Wellcome Trust , SuperAmma (SuperMum) is a unique handwashing intervention that set out to testRead more

WASH in Maternity Units

Credit: WaterAid Tanzania

The fourth in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this collaborative bi-country operational research first sought to develop aRead 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