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WaterAid Australia – Towards Inclusive WASH: Sharing evidence and experience from the field.

Towards Inclusive WASH: Sharing evidence and experience from the field, 2012. WaterAid Australia. 

This new publication is a record of the WASH sector’s efforts to achieve equity and inclusion in programming around the world. The publication includes one keynote paper by Hazel Jones (WEDC) and Louisa Gosling (WaterAid UK) and 16 case studies from a wide range of organisations in 13 countries and with examples from urban, rural and school WASH programming. The case studies provide stories of policy, technology and process innovations through four lenses: Poorest of the poor, Living with HIV and AIDS, Disability and Gender.

We hope that this publication can provide some inspiration for development practitioners around the world who want to build equity and inclusion into their WASH programming and also for those who aspire to incorporate water, sanitation and hygiene outcomes into their programming in the HIV, disability or other sectors.

WASHplus – Integrating Sanitation into Services for People Living HIV/AIDS

Integrating Sanitation into Services for People Living HIV/AIDS, 2012. C-Change; WASHplus. 

The new PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) strategy calls for a comprehensive, multisectoral approach that expands access to prevention, care, and treatment in ways that promote sustainable country programs. The U.S. government’s HIV approach now must respond to a diverse array of global health challenges requiring an integrated response with other health and development programs. Investments in specific health programs have yielded important results, and interest has expanded in strengthening health systems to reduce mortality and morbidity, especially in maternal and child health programs.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities and programs can be included in this integration framework. Outlined below are some quick, easy ways to integrate sanitation into existing PEPFAR programs along with the rationale for doing so. In addition, this document provides some examples of how countries have integrated sanitation into their HIV programming. Guidelines and tools are available as annexes.

WASHplus Weekly: Focus on HIV/AIDS and WASH

Issue 63 July 20, 2012 | Focus on HIV/AIDS and WASH

This issue contains resources on 2012 HIV/AIDS and WASH events, reports and country studies and updates the July 2011 WASHplus Weekly issue. Resources in this issue include links to the upcoming international AIDS conference, training manuals by the USAID AIDSTAR-One project, a WaterAid lessons learned report and country studies from Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

July 25 – Community-based approaches to meeting the basic WASH needs of families affected by HIV

Invitation – POOP AND PEOPLE/TAPS AND TOILETS: COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO MEETING THE MOST BASIC WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE NEEDS OF FAMILIES AFFECTED BY HIV

  • International AIDS Conference (You do not need to be registered for the conference to attend the Global Village sessions)
  • Global Village Session Room 2
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • 16:30 – 18:00
  • Washington Convention Center
  • PDF version of the invitation

Diarrheal diseases in people living with HIV and AIDS cause significant morbidity and mortality, interfering with the absorption of ARVs and essential nutrients. Yet this and other opportunistic infections can be mitigated with good hygiene practices and access to sufficient and sustainable sources of safe drinking water.

This session will identify critical opportunities for improved integration of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services at clinical and community levels, with home-based care, orphans and vulnerable children, behavior change, nutrition, and ART programs. Panelists will share experiences from the WASH sector of programmatic approaches and key partnerships that can enhance health outcomes for people infected with and affected by HIV, and will consider potential impacts of inclusive WASH programs on decreasing stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

Speakers:

  • Merri Weinger, USAID
  • Joe Brown, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Mahider Tesfu, WaterAid in Ethiopia and Lisa Schechtman, WaterAid in America
  • Julia Rosenbaum and Renuka Bery, USAID’s WASHplus Project (FHI360)
  • Katharine McHugh, Population Services International
  • Innocent Mofolo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill