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  1. Safe Start- Formative Research Brief

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  2. Engaging Participants in Community-based Research- Policy Brief

    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...

  3. Researcher's Guide to Good Practice in Community Health Research

    Following a community engagement event in southern rural Malawi, SHARE and a number of collaborating organisations produced a researcher's guide to good practice in community health research. The booklet outlines the steps researchers should...

  4. Effect of innate antiviral glycoproteins in breast milk on seroconversion to rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) in children in Lusaka, Zambia

    Rotavirus vaccines have been introduced into national immunization programmes to mitigate morbidity and mortality associated rotavirus diarrhoea. Lower vaccine effectiveness has however been noted in low-middle...

  5. Oral Contact Events and Caregiver Hand Hygiene: Implications for Fecal-Oral Exposure to Enteric Pathogens among Infants 3–9 Months Living in Informal, Peri-Urban Communities in Kisumu, Kenya

    Childhood diarrhea is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children under five in low and middle-income countries, second only to respiratory illness. The mouthing behavior that is common in children exposes them to fecal-...

  6. Contributing to the debate on categorising shared sanitation facilities as 'unimproved': An account based on field researchers' observations and householders' opinions in three regions, Tanzania

    Health risks associated with poor sanitation behaviours continue to be reported mostly from low-income countries. This paper is based on results from a study undertaken in three regions Tanzania. Data were collected through observations in 1,751...

  7. High prevalence of ESBL-Producing E. coli in private and shared latrines in an informal urban settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    This study aimed to assess the hygienic status of improved private and shared latrines in urban and rural Tanzania. Latrines shared by 2-14 households were assessed for their hygienic status through the use of environmental sampling of latrine...

  8. Immunogenicity of rotavirus vaccine (RotarixTM) in infants with environmental enteric dysfunction

    Deployment of rotavirus vaccines has contributed to significant declines in diarrheal morbidity and mortality globally. Unfortunately, vaccine performance in low-middle income countries (LMICs) is generally lower than in developed countries. The...

  9. Estimating the Health Risk Associated with the Use of Ecological Sanitation Toilets in Malawi

    Use of Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) sludge is becoming popular due to increasing price of organic fertilizers in Malawi; however, there is little evidence on the associated risks. Quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA) was done to...

  10. Moving up the sanitation ladder with the help of microfinance in urban Malawi

    This study by Chunga et al. presented findings from a stated preference survey in Malawi to examine whether access to microfinance for sanitation would significantly increase the proportion of households upgrading to...