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  • EU leads vision on Sustainable Development Goals – but will this translate into reality?

    Woman collecting water.
    Posted 30 Nov 2016 by Libby Smith

    The EU has announced its proposed Consensus for Development. Libby Smith, WaterAid UK’s Advocacy Officer, discusses the opportunities not to be missed in this chance to lead the world on turning Agenda 2030 into action.

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  • The perfect storm: cholera, climate change and poor water and sanitation

    An area of Nihura Basti, Kanpur, India, which is used as a waste dump and an open toilet, 2014.
    Posted 31 Oct 2016 by Megan Wilson-Jones

    Worldwide, the number of cases of cholera is increasing at an alarming rate and outbreaks are re-emerging in epidemic proportions. Megan Wilson-Jones, WaterAid’s Policy Analyst for Health and Hygiene, explains the forces driving this disease.

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  • PedalPure: turning livelihoods into water solutions in Bangladesh

    Rickshaw driver drinking water.
    Posted 24 Oct 2016 by Rebecca Heald

    In an innovative new scheme in Dhaka, Bangladesh is turning pedal power into clean water for rickshaw pullers and their families. Watch the film to find out how.  In Bangladesh about 2.25 million people live in slum areas in extreme poverty, half of them in the capital, Dhaka. Most of the city’s 600,000 rickshaw pullers live in its slums. Many of them earn less than £4 per day, and support six to eight family members. Every year thousands of children living in the slum communi...

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  • Six steps towards clean healthcare settings in Cambodia

    A midwife washing her hands at a clinic in rural Cambodia.
    Posted 21 Oct 2016 by Channa Sam Ol

    Channa Sam Ol, WASH and Health Program Manager for WaterAid Cambodia, describes how the team is working to put water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at the centre of improvements to healthcare facilities.

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  • Working to put clean water at the heart of health care

    Mary Mwape, Lubwe Mission Hospital, Zambia.
    Posted 12 Oct 2016 by Kate Norgrove

    For Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, Kate Norgrove, WaterAid’s Global Head of Campaigns, describes her experience of giving birth and why she is passionate about Healthy Start – our new campaign with health professionals for quality health care for all by 2030. 

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  • Water, sanitation and hygiene must be the first lines of defence against antimicrobial resistance

    Midwives Farida and Juliana wash their hands from a bucket of water in the labour ward at Kiomboi Hospital, Tanzania.
    Posted 26 Sep 2016 by Yael Velleman

    As world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly to discuss the rise of drug-resistant micro-organisms globally, Yael Velleman, WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst on Health and Hygiene, discusses why they would do well to consider the experience of the midwives at Kiomboi Hospital in the Iramba district of Tanzania.

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  • Breaking down siloes with the BabyWASH coalition

    A planning, monitoring and evaluation meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi.
    Posted 19 Sep 2016 by Dan Jones

    Dan Jones, WaterAid UK’s Advocacy Coordinator, explains why WaterAid is excited to help lead a new cross-sector coalition.

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  • The missing ingredients

    Selalossie's mother gives her children dirty water to drink at their home in Madagascar.
    Posted 4 Aug 2016 by Megan Wilson-Jones

    WaterAid and SHARE launch a report today highlighting the degree to which national nutrition and WASH plans and policies are coordinated and integrated to end malnutrition. As world leaders gather in Brazil for the Nutrition for Growth event organised by the Olympic host nation to discuss progress in ending malnutrition, Megan Wilson-Jones, Policy Analyst for Health and Hygiene at WaterAid UK, discusses the study’s main findings.

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  • AIDS 2016 – integration for HIV and WASH

    Nurse Elena tests a child for HIV and malaria at a paediatric clinic in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania.
    Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Sakhile Khaweka

    The AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, South Africa, was an important chance to promote integration of HIV and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. Sakhile Khaweka, WaterAid’s Regional Support Officer for Southern Africa, introduces WaterAid and SAfAIDS’ field guide for integration, and looks at how WaterAid can continue to advocate for the importance of WASH in a busy HIV sector.

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  • Without toilets we won't end malnutrition

    Arsenal, 8, stands in front of a toilet donated to his school in Madagascar.
    Posted 14 Jun 2016 by Dan Jones

    The new Global Goals commit UN member countries to ending malnutrition and achieving universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. As the 2016 Global Nutrition Report launches, WaterAid’s advocacy coordinator Dan Jones reflects on the urgent need for concerted action.

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