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


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


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

New resources

The use of research in participatory pla

This policy brief captures learnings from the use of research in participatory sanitation planning, using Babati town in Tanzania as an example. The document was written by WaterAid and the authors are: Priya Sippy, Joseph Banzi, Abel Dugange, Om Prasad Gautam, Mbaye Mbeguere and Kyla Smith.
PDF icon Download (3.61 MB)

Drinking water quality and human dimensi

This paper by Kaponda et al. (2019) was published in Water Supply . Their study aimed to investigate drinking water source quality compared with water treatment, risk perception and cholera knowledge for patients who had reported to a health centre for treatment in the 2017-2018 outbreak in Karonga...
PDF icon Download (344.1 KB)

Some of our projects

WASH & Nutrition Systematic Review

WaterAid/Kate Holt

WASH interventions are frequently implemented to reduce the incidence of infectious disease, but the extent to which WASHRead more

Contamination of Commuters' Hands

This research identified the faecal pathogens present on the hands of commuters in Dhaka and found contamination levels to beRead more

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

Vaccination & Hygiene Promotion

WaterAid/Yael Velleman

Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age, due mostly to failures to increase access to safe water andRead more

Latest Updates

In our latest blog Mwiza Haambokoma, a Research Fellow under the Social and Behavioural Science unit at CIDRZ, gives an update on what life was like for Research Monitors and Facilitators working on the San-Dem trial in Zambia. Our latest...
Read more
9 Oct 2019
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...
Read more
16 Sep 2019