This report summarises the proceedings of a side session on the importance of WASH in HCFs for improving maternal and child health outcomes that SHARE co-convened with WaterAid, the Soapbox Collaborative, the Frontline Healthworkers Coalition, the UN Foundation and IntraHealth International at the 4th Women Deliver conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2016. http://www.shareresearch.org/research/women-deliver-event-report
The third in a series of four SHARE-WSSCC co-funded studies, this operational research sought to develop and pilot a suite of tools that could be used to objectively capture levels of cleanliness and the determinants, processes and outcomes of cleaning on the labour ward. The tools were piloted via a ‘situation analysis’ and a ‘needs […]
This briefing paper summarises the findings of a Government of Zanzibar (GoZ)-commissioned and SHARE-funded study that examined the standards of WASH, infection prevention control (IPC) and solid waste management across Zanzibar’s thirty-seven maternity units. The research was undertaken by The Soapbox Collaborative, WaterAid and the Pemba Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri. Its results were shared […]
This RIU Summary outlines collaborative work that will be undertaken in partnership between the Indian Institute of Public Health, BRAC in Bangladesh, Immpact, University of Aberdeen and the Soapbox Collaborative, UK. It is one of four research projects funded by SHARE to explore the impacts of WASH poverty on women and girls. http://www.shareresearch.org/research/wash-clean-labour-ward-situational-analysis-india-bangladesh
From Joint Thinking to Joint Action: A Call to Action on Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health
This paper, authored by scientists and technical experts from leading universities and international agencies, outlines the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for maternal and newborn health (MNH) outcomes and calls for greater inter-sectoral collaboration. It was launched at LSHTM on 15th December 2014. http://www.shareresearch.org/research/joint-thinking-joint-action-call-action-improving-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-maternal-and
The fourth in a series of five SHARE-funded studies, this collaborative bi-country operational research first sought to develop a suite of tools with which to perform a ‘situation analysis’ and a ‘needs assessment’ of the state of maternity units’ WASH and infection prevention and control (IPC) practices in Gujarat, India (the ‘WASH & CLEAN study’) and […]
In this video, hear from Prof. Wendy Graham, Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at University of Aberdeen and Research Advisor to DFID, on maternal health and WASH at the ‘Making Connections: Women, Sanitation and Health’ event held at LSHTM on 29th April 2013.