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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Researcher of the Month: Dr Kelly Baker

    This month, SHARE published a new paper examining how WASH risk factors for reproductive tract...

  5. 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...

  6. Promoting gender equality through improved monitoring, capacity building and research partnerships: reflections from the SHARE programme

    This paper share insights for improving equitable programming through documenting the gender monitoring approach used by the SHARE research programme. It also highlights challenges relating to gender equity in academia in SHARE’s focus countries...

  7. Role, ownership and presence of domestic animals in peri-urban households of Kisumu, Kenya

    In peri-urban informal settlements in LMICs, animal husbandry remains a valuable source of income and protein-rich foods but may also present a risk of zoonotic disease threat. This cross-sectional survey assessed the geographical, sociocultural...

  8. From menarche to menopause: A population-based assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene risk factors for reproductive tract infection symptoms over life stages in rural girls and women in India

    This study by Baker et al. (2017) published in PLOS ONE found that women face greater challenges than men in accessing WASH resources to address their daily needs, and may respond to these challenges by adopting unsafe practices...

  9. San-Dem- Formative Research Brief

    This briefing note provides an overview of the formative research conducted for the...

  10. Researcher of the Month: Jenala Chipungu

    Our Researcher of the Month for November is Jenala Chipungu, a researcher working with SHARE on the San-Dem project at...