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  • How can midwives be expected to deliver quality care without clean water?

    Midwife Daniel Paulo checks on a two-day-old baby in the labour ward of Kiomboi Hospital, Iramba, Tanzania, December.
    Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Dan Jones

    That’s the question we’ll be discussing from 18-22 June, when 4,000 of the world’s midwives and other health practitioners and policy-makers gather at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Toronto, Canada. Dan Jones, our Global Advocacy Coordinator, calls for action.

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  • Comprehensive programming for menstrual health in schools in India

    A teacher hands out sanitary pads at a school in Isidore, India.
    Posted 26 May 2017 by Arundati Muralidharan

    Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India’s Policy Manager for WASH in Schools, Health and Nutrition, describes the menstrual hygiene landscape in India’s schools, and the work WaterAid India is doing to improve it.

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  • The beginning of the road: Swaziland convenes first joint sector review

    Posted 9 May 2017 by Ncamiso Mhlanga

    In September 2016, Swaziland’s water and sanitation sector assembled to discuss and review water, sanitation and hygiene issues through a joint sector review (JSR). Ncamiso Mhlanga, WaterAid’s Country Team Leader in Swaziland, reports back on the benefits of JSRs for the sector.

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  • Our heroes: two public health students take Healthy Start to Niger

    Halima, 22 years old (left.) and Amina 21 years old (right.)
    Posted 4 May 2017 by Moumouni Kimba Alfari

    Healthy Start is WaterAid’s campaign, in partnership with health professionals across the world, to ensure quality healthcare for all by 2030. Moumouni Kimba Alfari, Programme Manager for WaterAid Niger, describes how the campaign is gaining momentum in Niger.

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  • Mapping progress and ambition toward 2030

    UNGA sign
    Posted 27 Apr 2017 by Margaret Batty

    ‘What is the story that an organisation tells itself that isn’t true’? Margaret Batty, Director of Global Policy and Campaigns at WaterAid, celebrates progress since the UK House of Commons International Development Committee Report on Sanitation and Water published ten years ago.

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  • From mineral rights to human rights: the extractive industries and the WASH Sector in Timor-Leste

    Francisco, 8, outside a WaterAid latrine, Boroluli, Timor Leste.
    Posted 25 Apr 2017 by John Garrett

    Many countries rich in natural resources are among the least developed and struggling to meet development and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) targets. John Garrett, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Development Finance, presents a new report analysing Timor-Leste’s extractive industries’ contribution to national wealth, through the lens of funding for WASH.

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  • The long and winding road – bringing water to Kibondemaji, Dar es Salaam

    A young man collects water at the water source from a dammed water collection point in Mbagala, Kibonde Maji A Ward, Temeke Municipality, Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania – February 2015
    Posted 21 Apr 2017 by Priya Sippy

    Collaboration and innovation are two values core to WaterAid’s work, and we are frequently shown how key they are to our projects. Priya Sippy, Campaigns and Communications Manager at WaterAid Tanzania, shares frontline experience of partnership and adaptive planning in bringing water and sanitation to Kibondemaji in Dar es Salaam.

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  • Urgent action needed at Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meetings

    Clean water
    Posted 20 Apr 2017 by Barbara Frost

    As the Sanitation and Water for All High-level Meetings get underway, Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid, sees an opportunity to change the course of history.

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  • Playing our part: WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings

    Delegates at the High Level Meeting, Washington, April 2012.
    Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Ibrahim Musah

    The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings later this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up, WaterAid is aiming to catalyse conversations around improved sector efficiency and effectiveness. Ibrahim Musah, WaterAid’s former Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa, explains how.

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  • Happy World Health Day, or 'What we learned at the GLE'

    L-R Arundati Muralidharan, Natasha Mwenda, Channa Sam Ol and Upama Adhikari Tamang at the Global Learning Event in Nepal.
    Posted 6 Apr 2017 by Upama Adhikari Tamang

    To mark World Health Day, Upama Adhikari Tamang, Health and Advocacy Officer at WaterAid Nepal, shares six reflections from the recent Global Learning Event (GLE) on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities.

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