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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

Changing urban sanitation infrastructure

This policy brief details how CIDRZ's San-Dem project used behaviour centred design (BCD) to improve sanitation quality in an informal urban settlement in Lusaka, Zambia. The brief gives recommendations on next steps for scaling up the San-Dem project nationally and globally.
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What Proportion Counts? Disaggregating A

This paper by Komakech et al. was published in 2019 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The paper discusses the inconsistency in sanitation data generated by urban authorities and proposes a simple approach for collecting reliable and verifiable information on...
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Some of our projects

WASH and Vaccines

Dr Joseph Katema, former Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health, giving the first Rotavirus Vaccine to a child in Zambia.

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under five worldwide (Liu L, 2012), and rotavirus is well documented as theRead more

Menstrual Hygiene Matters

Recognising that there was a wealth of practical experience that had not yet been documented and synthesised for sharing/application,Read more

WASH in Tanzanian Birth Settings

WaterAid/Tara Todras-Whitehill

The third in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this LSHTM-led case study used existing data sources – the Tanzania 2010Read more

Sanitation & Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

© IDEAS/Paolo Patruno Photography

The last in a series of five SHARE-funded studies , this Asian Institute of Public Health -led population-based cohort study in OdishaRead 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...
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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...
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16 Sep 2019