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


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


WaterAid/Anna Kari

Although Zambia made great strides in improving access to improved forms of sanitation, an estimated 14% of the population practices openRead more


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


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

New resources

Outcome mapping and research into use: a

This article by Balls and Nurova (2020) was published in Development in Practice. The paper analyses outcome mapping data to uncover effective strategies for engaging practitioners and policymakers with research projects. The project focuses on SHARE and the four countries it works in - Kenya,...
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The Safe Start trial to assess the effec

This paper by Mumma et al. (2019) was published in BMC Infectious Diseases. The paper describes the Safe Start trial which aimed to assess the effectiveness of a novel infant food hygiene intervention on infant enteric infections and diarrhoea in peri-urban settlements of Kisumu, Kenya. The...
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Some of our projects

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

WASH & STH Systematic Review

SusanA Secretariat/Catalina Maya Rendón (via Flickr,, CC BY 2.0)

The second in this series of SHARE-funded studies exploring the impact of WASH on NTDs , this systematic review compiled and analysedRead more

Cities of Tomorrow

Strategic and integrated urban planning is essential to the success of any sanitation programme (Luthi et al, 2011). This multi-phasedRead more

Sanitation Issues in Namibia

Drainage in Tsandi. Credit: Diana Mitlin

The purpose of this research was to provide information about the influence of gender and age upon community decision-making withinRead more

Latest Updates

Our SHARE Research Fellows had a busy year in 2019 attending conferences. Two key conferences were UNC Water and Health and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting . In this series of blogs, the Research Fellows...
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27 Jan 2020
Our partners in Malawi have been busy analysing the results of their Hygienic Family project and have some new publications out which we'll be posting on our website over the next few days. The team have produced these excellent videos...
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16 Sep 2019