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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


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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/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


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 and Newborn Health

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The first in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this LSHTM-led study explored the linkages between WASH and MNH health via aRead more

Sanitation Mapper

Inspired by the previous successful development of the Water Point Mapper by WaterAid , this project aimed at developing a low costRead more

Weaning Food Hygiene - Bangladesh

ICDDR,B/Sirajul Islam

Following the success of the Mali study , SHARE funded a small intervention study in rural Matlab, Bangladesh, to investigate whetherRead more

WASH & Schistosomiasis Systematic Review

Yale Rosen (CC BY-SA 2.0,, via Wikimedia Commons)

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