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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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  • What we learned from our post-2015 advocacy

    Posted 7 Oct 2016 by Jayde Bradley

    Agenda 2030 outlines a diverse, universal and incredibly ambitious programme. But how effective was the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in ensuring these issues gained the profile they deserved as part of our post-2015 advocacy? Jayde Bradley, WaterAid UK's Advocacy Coordinator, muses on the findings of a recent evaluation of this work.

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  • A big Agenda in the Big Apple: the Global Goals at the UN High Level Political Forum

    Children in Madagascar holding up Global Goals 6 signs.
    Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Jayde Bradley

    When policy makers gathered recently at the UN in New York, WaterAid was there to highlight the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in achieving Agenda 2030. Advocacy Coordinator Jayde Bradley reflects on what was learned.

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  • Time to keep the promises of achieving sanitation and water for all

    Health Extension Worker Maritu says life has changed for the better with clean water at the health post.
    Posted 16 Mar 2016 by Barbara Frost

    The Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial meeting in Ethiopia is a chance for key sector partners to share best practice, celebrate successes and regroup around the Global Goal to reach everyone with water and sanitation. Barbara Frost, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, considers the vital opportunities and issues on the table.

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  • Handwashing and hygiene: measuring behaviour change

    Child washing hands.
    Posted 29 Oct 2015 by Om Prasad Gautam

    Handwashing with soap is a highly cost-effective public health intervention, but the questions of how to deliver successful behaviour change and how to monitor its effectiveness remain unanswered. WaterAid’s Technical Support Manager Om Prasad Gautam explores the issue.

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  • Goodbye post-2015, welcome Agenda 2030

    Inside the United Nations at New York.
    Posted 19 Oct 2015 by Ross Bailey

    It’s now three weeks since the historic adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With the dust settled and the noise lowered, Ross Bailey, WaterAid’s Global Campaigns Manager, reflects on what comes next.

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  • Global Handwashing Day: time to finish the job on Global Goal 6

    Twenty year old health and sanitation facilitator Sarita Nepali meets with local women to demonstrate hand washing techniques, Palate, Babai, Bardhya district, Nepal, January 2012.
    Posted 15 Oct 2015 by Margaret Batty

    Global representatives will soon be deciding on the indicators that will be used to measure the progress of the new Global Goals. This Global Handwashing Day, Margaret Batty, Director of Global Policy and Campaigns at WaterAid, discusses why handwashing should be be included among the indicators for Goal 6. 

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  • Washing our hands of poverty

    François, 71 years old, and Ranary, 35, from Ampilanonana village supporting Global Goal six 'Clean water and sanitation', Madagascar.
    Posted 22 Sep 2015 by Apollos Nwafor

    WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager, Apollos Nwafor, is at the Sustainable Development Summit to witness the formal adoption of the Global Goals and champion Global Goal 6 on water and sanitation. He contemplates the challenges ahead in ensuring the goals are implemented and monitored effectively.

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  • Why opening a new community toilet should be glamorous

    Portrait of Mariette Razanamparany, 49 years old, teacher in Tsimahavaobe School, Madagascar.
    Posted 21 Sep 2015 by Barbara Frost

    Five days ahead of the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, Barbara Frost Chief Executive at WaterAid, explains the necessity of integrating water and sanitation into the Sustainable Development framework, and why they have so often been overlooked.

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  • Loosening the blockages: how can the sanitation sector reach everyone by 2030?

    Girl standing outside new toilets.
    Posted 11 Aug 2015 by Andrés Hueso

    Andrés Hueso, WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation, reflects on the changes needed in the sanitation sector to reach the Sustainable Development Goals ambition of universal access by 2030.

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