Evidence Base

  • Creating the capacity to adapt and innovate within national water, sanitation and hygiene sectors

    12 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Par Patrick Moriarty, Directeur Exécutif, IRC

    By 2030 SWA’s 49 partner countries have committed themselves to ensuring that every one of their citizens has access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. What is more, they’ve done this at a time of unique and historically unprecedented change. To deliver on their commitment will mean answering challenges that…

  • SWA outlines four collaborative behaviours to overcome business as usual

    10 Nov 2015 in Country Processes
    by Patrick Apoya, PDG, SkyFox Ltd ; Directeur, Africa Sanitation Think Tank, Water and Sanitation for Africa Apollos Nwafor ; Directeur régional des activités de plaidoyer de WaterAid pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

    Talking about major challenges to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene as required by the recently launched Sustainable Development goals, one thing comes to mind: Individual and group behaviour. This is at the center of many of the intractable challenges in the WASH sector that various stakeholders are…

  • Pakistan Country Briefing on Right to Water and Sanitation launched

    27 Oct 2015 in Country Processes
    by Ikhtiar Khaskhelly, Directeur général de KRDO Sindh Pakistan

    The Country Briefing paper of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Right to Water , Sanitation & Hygiene is a detailed document for the sector related volunteers to work more efficiently having primary and secondary data and information about the WASH Sector in Pakistan. The WSSH Sector organizations and volunteers were…

  • The 68th World Health Assembly: strengthening health systems to achieve universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene and ensuring quality, safe health care.

    5 Jun 2015 in Events
    by Par Alison Macintyre, Conseillère technique pour la santé, WaterAid Australie

    “It is estimated that 1,400 children die each day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.” “Parasitic infections, such as soil-transmitted helminths (worms), caused by a lack of sanitation and hygiene, infect around 2 billion people globally.” “Among hospital-born babies in developing countries, health care-associated infections are responsible…

  • Advancing the right to water and sanitation in Uganda

    28 Jan 2015 in Country Processes
    by Par Rehema Aanyu, chargée de liaison et du réseau, UWASNET

    As an umbrella organisation, UWASNET coordinates all civil society organisations in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Uganda to realise its vision of ensuring that all people in Uganda have access to adequate and sustainable safe water and good standards of hygiene and sanitation.  UWASNET contributes to the…

  • Reaching populations in need requires effective WASH monitoring

    19 Nov 2014 in Evidence Base
    by Par Bruce Gordon, coordonnateur de l’Unité Eau, assainissement, hygiène et santé, OMS

      Health benefits from investing in water and sanitation include saving the lives of millions of children from preventable deaths and illness such as malnutrition and diarrhoeal disease, improving outcomes in maternal and infant care and achieving longer, healthier and more productive lives for adults. Safe water and improved sanitation…