Read these first! WASH Advocates’ Blog Series: Understand the Issue

WASH Advocates is committed to promoting rich conversations among those in the private, public, and government sector about WASH linkages and multi-sectoral solutions. To that end, we have produced several blog series in partnership with others. If you are interested

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Linking WASH, Nutrition and Agriculture: Indicators to Measure Progress Across SDGs

By Mary Kate Costello, Policy Analyst at The Hunger Project Many development actors and United Nations Member States have suggested – where possible – that indicators for the SDGsmeasure progress towards more than one target, or be “multi-purpose.” On March 27th,

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Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH

By Dr. John Coonrod, Executive Vice President of The Hunger Project Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty

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Ebola, Philanthropy and WASH

By Betsy Engebretson Since the Ebola outbreak began in February, there have been over 15,000 cases of the virus and nearly 5,500 deaths. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial components of treatment for Ebola patients and preventing the transmission

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Cleansing the World of Women’s Violence With WASH

By Case Keltner With World Toilet Day on the books and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women being celebrated today, now is an opportune time to revisit the nexus between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and

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The Most Important Report that You Have Never Heard of, and Why and How it Should Change the Global Water and Sanitation Sector

By John Oldfield, CEO, WASH Advocates For months, millions of people have been eagerly anticipating the release of the latest UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report. Well, that’s not entirely true. In fact, it’s not

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Reflections from Niall Boot, Global WASH Advisor for GOAL, on World Toilet Day 2014

This World Toilet Day, the theme is equality and dignity. In a wide variety of sanitation programmes across many of the 15 countries in which we work, GOAL strives to ensure that both of these attributes are delivered. For many

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The Nutritional Value of Toilets

By Leith Greenslade This post originally appeared on the site for Every Woman, Every Child. Reprinted with permission. October 16th is Global Day of Action for Child Survival and I’m thinking about my mother…“Don’t ever, ever eat in the toilet!” 

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Coordinating Nutrition and WASH Programs in Ghana with Innovative Cross-Sectoral Planning Initiatives

By Case Keltner On August 27, 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a Request for Applications (RFA) funding opportunity for its Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Health Project in Ghana. Aimed at augmenting WASH practices

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To the Fifth birthday, and Beyond

By Aishwarya Venkat Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a few seconds. Remember your fifth birthday? Highlights from my friends’ experiences include silly haircuts, lots of family and friends, general excitement, cake, and presents. Growing up in India,

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Menstrual Hygiene: It’s About Health, Education, Opportunities, Empowerment

By Stephanie Ogden Yesterday, 28 May 2014, marked the first ever Menstrual Hygiene Day. And you’re likely asking yourselves why the world has dedicated a global day of recognition to menstrual hygiene, when it represents care of a routine biological

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