Publications

Menstrual hygiene manual

Menstrual hygiene matters 1 Jan 2012 | Countries: UK, Ghana, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda | Authors: WaterAid et al

Menstrual hygiene matters is an essential resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries.
Join up, scale up: how integration can defeat disease and poverty

Join up, scale up: how integration can defeat disease and poverty 16 Sep 2011 | Country: International | Action for Global Health, Action on Hunger, End Water Poverty, PATH, Tearfund and WaterAid

How integration can defeat disease and poverty. This report aims to highlight real-world examples of how integration of various approaches and interventions is working to deliver development and health results. French, English and Spanish versions are available for download.
Biggest killer

Biggest killer of children in Africa cannot be addressed without sanitation and water 1 Jul 2012 | Country: International | Author: WaterAid

Diarrhoea is now the biggest killer of children in Africa. Every day, 2,000 African children die from diarrhoea – deaths that are entirely preventable. This paper, produced for the 2010 African Union Summit, presents the evidence on the links between WASH and child deaths in Africa, and provides recommendations for the Summit and beyond. 


WASH: The silent weapon against NTDs 1 Jul 2012 | Country: International | Authors: Georgia Savage, James Wicken, NNN and Yael Velleman

This paper, jointly written by WaterAid and the Neglected Tropical Diseases Non-Governmental Organisation Network (NNN) outlines the links between water, sanitation and hygiene, and the group of neglected tropical diseases, and explores opportunities for enhanced collaboration between WASH and NTDs actors.


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Advancing sustainable environmental health 1 Jun 2011 | Countries: International | Alison Barrett

Issues looked at in more detail are inclusion of the most socially and economically marginalised, community empowerment, governance, advocacy and sustainability.
Tackling the silent killer: the case for sanitation

Tackling the silent killer: The case for sanitation 1 Jul 2008 | Country: International | Author: Oliver Cumming

Inadequate sanitation may be the biggest killer of children under the age of five and yet it remains the most neglected of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) sectors. Every year, 9.7 million children die before reaching their fifth birthday. This paper asserts that improved sanitation could bring the single greatest reduction in these deaths.
The sanitation problem: What can and should the health sector do?

The sanitation problem: What can and should the health sector do? 1 May 2011 | Country: International | Tom Slaymaker and Yael Velleman

This report seeks to reach out beyond the WASH sector to engage with actors and agencies from other sectors, particularly health and education, as part of a concerted effort to address the lack of access to WASH and the profound impact it has on health, welfare and economic growth in the world's poorest countries and communities.

Menstrual hygiene management

Menstrual hygiene management - briefing paper 1 Feb 2011 | Countries: International | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Share, WaterAid and WSSCC

This briefing note is intended to raise awareness and promote discussion around the neglected issue of menstrual hygiene management - which has far-reaching implications for health, education and gender in developing countries. Through its circulation, we aim to raise additional voices towards increasing commitment and linked actions.

Counting the cost: Poor progress on sanitation in South Asia 1 Jul 2012 | Country: International | Author: WaterAid UK

Diarrhoea is the leading cause of child deaths in South Asia. Universal access targets have been set in the region and changes made, yet governments are still failing to act with the urgency required. At current rates of progress, the 2015 MDG target for sanitation will not be met in South Asia until 2043 – 28 years too late.