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  • Bringing morality and ethics to the forefront of NGOs’ legitimacy

    Bangre carries a jerry can in Imbina, Burkina Faso
    Posted 22 Feb 2017 by Robyn Waite

    Robyn Waite, formerly a WaterAid Policy Officer, is a doctoral student with the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Here she explains her research project, which she is currently conducting at WaterAid: ‘Towards an understanding of non-governmental development organisations’ moral legitimacy and applied ethics’.

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  • DIY water provision: the advantages of self-supply

    Ester Musonda extracts water from a protected dug well in Milengue, East Zambia, developed through self-supply.
    Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Mark Fabian

    In some contexts, incremental improvements to water supply can offer greater sustainability than can full interventions. Mark Fabian, Regional Technical Advisor for Southern Africa, describes the proven positives of self-supply.

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  • District-wide sustainable WASH in Timor-Leste

    Novana, 3, washes her hands at a water pump installed in a rural village of Manufahi district, Timor-Leste.
    Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Alex Grumbley

    In an environment characterised by many and varied limitations, WaterAid Timor-Leste works to improve the full spectrum of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery and maintenance. Alex Grumbley, Country Director, explains how the programme has used a district-wide approach in its drive towards greater sustainability.

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  • Eliminating blinding trachoma through focus on gender and WASH

    A boy having his face washed. Clean hands, clean faces free of mucus, and clean homesteads eliminate trachoma.
    Posted 14 Feb 2017 by James Kiyimba

    Trachoma is the most common cause of preventable blindness, damaging the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people, and disproportionately affecting women. James Kiyimba of WaterAid Uganda looks at the gender perspective of the disease, and WaterAid’s role in the race to eliminate trachoma by 2020.

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  • How does WASH help people adapt to climate change?

    Sisters making their way home after collecting untreated water from a dam in Koala, Burkina Faso on 1 March 2014. The girls typically make three round trips every day, filling 17 jerry cans each time, with each trip taking over an hour.
    Posted 13 Feb 2017 by Hannah Crichton-Smith

    Hannah Crichton-Smith, Programme Sustainability Officer at WaterAid UK, highlights some of the ways in which water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) increases communities’ resilience.

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  • Happy second anniversary Healthy Start

    Gastenen Muotcha (left), the Clinical Officer at Linyangwa Health Centre in Kasungu, Malawi, with his colleagues.
    Posted 9 Feb 2017 by Dan Jones

    WaterAid’s global advocacy priority, Healthy Start, aims to improve newborn and child health by integrating water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) into health policy and practice. Dan Jones, WaterAid’s Advocacy Coordinator, reflects on our progress so far.

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  • Catalysing WASH and nutrition experts to work together

    Women and children during the education session at a rural health centre.
    Posted 8 Feb 2017 by Channa Sam Ol

    Cambodia has made great strides in decreasing poverty and growing its economy, but how can we ensure undernutrition is reduced so its children can grow and develop? Channa Sam Ol, WASH and Health Program Manager for WaterAid Cambodia, discusses the context in which the WASH and Nutrition Working Group was seeded.

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  • No longer business as usual: Deliver Life project

    A baby is weighed at Linyangwa Health Centre, Kasungu, Malawi, September 2016.
    Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Abigail Nyaka

    In Malawi pregnant women face one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. Abigail Nyaka, Programme Officer for Soapbox at WaterAid Malawi, describes the context of Deliver Life – WaterAid’s project to bridge the gap between government efforts and improved maternal and newborn health with improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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  • Did I make a difference? Measuring our contribution to change

    I think you should be more specific here in step two - cartoon
    Posted 2 Feb 2017 by Kate Norgrove

    How do you systematically plan, monitor, evaluate and report on advocacy work in a complex and unpredictable global context? Kate Norgrove, ex- Global Head of Campaigns at WaterAid UK, shares her parting thoughts.

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  • Knowledge management 3: another dimension

    Master Training of Trainers to Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) of Parasi Municipality. Parasi, Nawalparasi, Nepal, Apr 2016.
    Posted 26 Jan 2017 by Pete Cranston and Aditi Chandak

    Knowledge management is behind several elements crucial to our drive to increase our accountability to the people for and with whom we work. Guest author Pete Cranston and Aditi Chandak, WaterAid’s Learning and Knowledge Advisor, introduce the next phase of WaterAid’s Knowledge Management Review.

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