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Living with HIV requires access to safe water, toilets and hygiene22 Jul 2014

People living with HIV in the developing world are put at risk of life-threatening infections from their exposure to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation and hygiene, a new WaterAid report reveals at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne today.

Fendrey Randrianatoandro, 10, (in black and orange) smiles with friends whilst washing in clean water from the tap installed at school, Ampanasana Public Primary school, Miandrivazo, Madagascar.

Improving aid effectiveness22 Jul 2014

As negotiations for a new set of post-2015 global development goals move forward, there is growing recognition that any framework for eradicating poverty must include universal access to water and sanitation.

Lawayish Wonde

Breaking the poo taboo15 Jul 2014

On 22 July WaterAid is co-hosting a panel session at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Handwashing in India

Becoming an activist for social change5 Jun 2014

Asha Soren, 31, is a resident of a Santhal village called Bada Telo, in Godda district. She comes from a village where she was one of the few girls who went to school and has become a prominent social change activist in her area, becoming well known in the area for her hard work and courage.

Farming with urine

Ecological latrines in Luis Cabral, Maputo5 Jun 2014

Like many neighbourhoods located on the outskirts of Maputo, the Luís Cabral neighbourhood faces serious problems of access to basic services such as water supply, sanitation, solid waste management and faeces disposal infrastructures at the family level. This lack contributes to the outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and is affecting the local population.

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The first accessible latrines in Monrovia, Liberia5 Jun 2014

WASH infrastructure that involves steps can been difficult to access for children, older people and people with disabilities. Steps and stairs also pose a problem for visually impaired people, particularly where there are no handrails.