Coping Strategies to Deal with Inadequate WASH Facilities and Related Health Risks

This briefing note summarises the research findings of a SHARE and WSSCC funded study in Vadu, India, seeking to identify coping strategies used by women to deal with inadequate WASH facilities. It specifically focused on the perceived adequacy of WASH-related resources, stress from inadequate resources and access, and the experience, practice and materials used for menstrual hygiene. It was presented at the UNC 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy and the Sanitation and Women in India: Research Findings conference held in Delhi, India 7-8 November 2014.

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BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. IMPROVING THE WASH SECTOR.

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