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/Anna Kari

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

Other Countries

SDI/Zimbabwe Homeless Peoples' Federation

Outside of SHARE’s focus countries, we have also supported a range of research projects in several other countries on the following topics:Read 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

New resources

EEHF 2019 event report

This event report covers the 9th Emergency Environmental Health Forum which was held on 17-18 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme of the conference was ' Disease Outbreaks and Their Control' .
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Experiences of capacity strengthening in

This paper by Torondel et al. (2019) looks at SHARE's experiences of capacity strengthening in Africa and Asia in the WASH sector. It was published in Health Research Policy and Systems . The paper discusses SHARE's capacity strengthening activities, from supporting PhD and Masters students and...
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Some of our projects

Scaling Up Mtumba

© NIMR/Yolanda Mbatia. Artisan cementing a signpost indicating directions to the sanitation centre at Katoma village in Geita.

The Mtumba approach to sanitation and hygiene draws on the best practices of existing participatory and promotion methodologies, toRead more

Mikono Safi

Mikono Safi, which means clean hands in Kiswahili, is a study taking place among school-aged children in the Kagera Region, North-WestRead more

WASH in Emergencies Systematic Review

LSHTM/Environmental Health Group

Cholera remains a significant threat to global public health with an estimated 100,000 deaths per year. Water, sanitation and hygieneRead 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

Now that the third phase of SHARE is up and running, we’d like to introduce the researchers working on the SHARE projects at our partner institutions in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya. Find out more about the researchers and which...
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31 Jul 2019
Pit latrines may not be a major threat to groundwater contamination as very few instances of such contamination have shown to occur in a new icddr,b study. Consumed directly as drinking water, groundwater is contaminated more often due to poor...
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5 Sep 2017