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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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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Integrating WASH and Nutrition for Maximum Health Impacts

By Jordan Teague (WASH Advocates) and Rebecca Olson (1,000 Days) On April 11, Administrator Raj Shah made ambitious and important commitments toward solving the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues at the Sanitation and Water for All

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Chairman Rogers Honored For Championing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Millions of Lives in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are Improved Each Year Because of U.S. Programs For Immediate Release: May 9, 2014 PRESS CONTACT: WASH Advocates Cecilia Snyder (202) 293-4003 Washington, DC (May 9, 2014) – U.S. Representative

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The role of WASH in maternal health forms central focus of high-profile panel discussion in Washington DC

By Lenka Benova Originally posted on the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity blog. Re-posted with permission. Hundreds of thousands of women die of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications every year and research suggests that in developing countries there is

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Advancing Newborn Health through WASH

Originally published on the the Healthy Newborn Network blog. Reprinted with permission. By Rebecca Fishman One of my brothers recently asked me, “What was the happiest day of your life?” My response:  “The days your sons were born!” My happiness

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World Water Day 2014: Washing Hands to Save Newborn Lives in Asia and Africa

Originally posted by USAID’s MCHIP program. Reprinted with permission. Of the 3 million deaths among newborns each year, about 28% are caused by infections. However, many of these infections may be preventable by improving the handwashing behavior of mothers and

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Soap and Wheels: Sustainably improving hygiene, reducing the spread of disease, and lessening the burden of water-carrying is not rocket science

By guest contributor Julia Collins This article has been reposted with permission from the The Global Gender Update Sowmya Somnath – representing the Watershed Management Group and its Indian partner Grampari – trained conference participants on how to effectively wash hands. In

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