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14 April 2014

SHARE-funded programme on inclusive WASH informs International Development Select Committee's recommendations to the UK government on disability and development

The SHARE-funded "Undoing inequity: WASH projects that deliver for all" programme has helped inform the recent International Development Select Committee's (IDSC) recommendations to the UK government on Disability and Development. Read more...

09 April 2014

SHARE researcher Dr Sirajul Islam is awarded a gold medal by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

SHARE researcher Dr Sirajul Islam is awarded a gold medal by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Read more...

31 March 2014

City-wide sanitation project publishes situational analyses of its four focus cities

Rapidly growing urban populations and informal settlements coupled with inadequate sanitation provision create a concerning picture in the majority of major cities in developing countries. The SHARE-funded City-Wide Sanitation Programme seeks to address this. One of the first steps was the analysis of the current situation in the four cities under study - Blantyre in Malawi, Chenhoyi in Zimbabwe and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Kitwe in Zambia. These reports give an overview of the current situation with water and sanitation provision in the four focus cities. Read more...

31 March 2014

Training of trainers on Menstrual Hygiene Management at the WASH 2014 Conference in Brisbane

In collaboration with WaterAid, SHARE has funded a toolkit that is an essential resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries. Therese Mahon and Sue Cavill of WaterAid ran a one day workshop on menstrual hygiene matters for practitioners based on this toolkit at this year’s Brisbane WASH Conference this week. Here, Sue provides an overview of the workshop: Read more...

21 March 2014

The role of WASH in maternal health forms central focus of high-profile panel discussion in Washington DC

Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests that in developing countries there is a link between maternal health and lack of access to quality water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The Maternal Health Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars hosted a panel discussion this month on ways to advance maternal health using WASH strategies. Read more...

11 March 2014

Sanitation and hygiene: developing the evidence base for effective policy and practice blog.

International Women’s Day, which was last Saturday, is an opportunity to celebrate achievements towards gender equality but also to bring out political and social awareness of the struggles that women worldwide continue to face. Though we’ve come a long way, for most women in the world discrimination of one form or another is part of their daily reality. The huge challenges still to overcome can sometimes create a sense of hopelessness, but we must remember to learn from past achievements. Read more...

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