WaterAid resources

Cholera: ancient disease, growing threat

Cholera: ancient disease, growing threat

In this new position paper, Megan Wilson-Jones, WaterAid's Policy Analyst for Health and Hygiene, highlights the ever-increasing influence that climate change is having on the global resurgence and spread of cholera, and the critical role of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in preventing the disease.

The missing ingredients report

The missing ingredients

Through an analysis of nutrition and WASH plans and policies in 13 countries, WaterAid and SHARE's 'The missing ingredients' report highlights why WASH is essential for nutrition, identifying gaps and ways of working – and where and how improvements must be made.

Publication front cover pageThe sanitation problem: what can and should the health sector do?

This report seeks to reach out beyond the WASH sector to engage with actors and agencies from other sectors, particularly health and education. It calls for a concerted effort to address the water and sanitation crisis and the profound impact it has on health, welfare and economic growth in the world's poorest communities.

WASHing away blinding trachoma reportWASHing away blinding trachoma

Policy briefing on blinding trachoma, and the role of water, sanitation and hygiene in its prevention and elimination.
Published by WaterAid and Sightsavers.

Other resources

Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

This report by WHO and Unicef draws on data from 54 low- and middle-income countries. The report concludes that 38% of health care facilities lack access to even rudimentary levels of water, 19% lack access to sanitation, and 35% do not have adequate handwashing facilities.

Integration for child health: Key messagesIntegration for child health: Key messages

This paper summarises the need for integrated, cross-sectoral action for improving child health outcomes. It summarises key information about child health and integration, and provides recommendations for governments, donors and other development agencies and professionals on policy and programming action.
Action for Global Health: Child Health Working Group.