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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Highlighting water, sanitation and hygiene on Universal Health Coverage Day

    Vinod takes care of an open sewer in Patna, India.
    Posted 9 Dec 2016 by Ross Bailey

    Universal Health Coverage is an important goal, but what’s it got to do with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)? Our Global Campaigns Manager Ross Bailey explains why WaterAid will be celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December.

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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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  • The power of touch and the lingering cruelty of Ebola

    A cemetery in Waterloo, east of Freetown, Sierra Leone, taken in November 2015.
    Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Margaret Batty

    The Ebola epidemic is almost history, but its legacy and lessons will reverberate for years. Margaret Batty, WaterAid’s Director of Global Policy and Campaigns, describes her experience of Ebola-scarred West Africa and some of the headlines that haven’t made the news.

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  • A New Year's wish for WASH and maternal health

    Dr Hipholiti Masawe (centre) performs a cesarean section on 22 year old Zena Ali, after the baby was suffering fetal distress. To his left is Auxiliary Nurse Magreth Seth and to the left of the picture, Assistant Nurse Grace Seth. Kiomboi Hospital, Iramba, Tanzania.
    Posted 23 Dec 2015 by Kate Norgrove

    At the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference, 'integration' was a key concept under discussion. But what does integration look like in practice? WaterAid's Global Head of Campaigns, Kate Norgrove, shares her perspective on the intersection between WASH and maternal and newborn health.

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