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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/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


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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


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

New resources

Opportunities for progress - experiences

This learning document explores what WaterAid have learnt from sanitation scenario planning in Babati, Tanzania - where their Cities of Tomorrow project was conducted.
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Designing a Food Hygiene Intervention in

This paper by Simiyu et al. (2020) was published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The paper discusses the Safe Start trial. Caregiver practices are important determinants of exposure to foodborne pathogens, and can therefore play a role in reduction in infant food...
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Some of our projects

WASH & Maternal Mortality Systematic Review

UN Photo/Hien Macline via Flickr (CC

The second in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this LSHTM-led systematic review focused on one of the mechanisms identified inRead more

National Sanitation Campaign Evaluation

LSHTM/Elisa Roma

Poor sanitation and hygiene conditions remain a public health concern in Tanzania and cost the country 1% of its annual GDP. RecentRead more


Jointly funded by SHARE and the Wellcome Trust , SuperAmma (SuperMum) is a unique handwashing intervention that set out to testRead more

Integrating WASH and Food Hygiene in Malawi

Recent evidence suggests that food hygiene plays an important role in reducing and controlling diarrhoeal disease, particularly inRead 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 (ASTMH) Annual Meeting . In this series of blogs, the Research...
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10 Feb 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