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 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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Supporting Local Leaders, Supporting Sustainable WASH

The Second Water and Sanitation Management Fair (Nuestra Agua 2013) was held in Granada, Nicaragua and focused on building capacity among local water board leaders.

By Jackie Powell I took a leap of faith and gave away $500 to a colleague in Guatemala who is a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) leader in his community. I gave him $500 to attend II Our Water Conference

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Top Ten Advocacy Tips from Local Latin American Leaders

Juan de Dios holds up a toolkit that helps communities understand the recently passed law granting water boards official status in their local governments.

By Jackie Powell From July 30 to August 1, I had the pleasure of attending the IV Latin American Community Water Management Conference in San Bernardino, Paraguay. Approximately five hundred delegates from fourteen Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered to

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Supporting Local Leaders: WASH Advocacy in Latin America

Diego leads a group of volunteers and community members on a site visit to a water catchment tank in Nebaj, Guatemala

By Jackie Powell I took a leap of faith and gave away $500. In September 2012, I attended the III Latin American Community Water Management Conference in Cuenca, Ecuador. Read a summary of my experience here. As I witnessed delegates

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Risking Rape to use a Toilet


This post originally appeared on Women Thrive Worldwide‘s blog. Reprinted with permission. Earlier this month, I visited the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, where much of Slumdog Millionaire was filmed. Home to an estimated one million people and an annual economy

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Join the Toilet Revolution


By Eric Bond | November 19, 2013 Reprinted with permission from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). Original post can be found here. Clean water and sanitation. If you have them, you probably rarely think about them. But if

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