Recent WASH research

Reports

Global status report on water safety plans: A review of proactive risk assessment and risk management practices to ensure the safety of drinking-water. WHO, June 2017. Based on information gathered from 118 countries representing every region of the globe, this report provides a picture of WSP uptake worldwide.

Incorporating the life cycle approach into WASH policies and programmes: A systematic review. 3ieimpact, 2017. This systematic review assesses the extent to which WASH policies, programmes and projects in eleven priority countries have been inclusive of different population segments during the MDG period.

Journal articles

Effect of community health clubs on child diarrhoea in western Rwanda: cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Global Health, June 2017. Community health clubs, in this setting in western Rwanda, had no effect on caregiver-reported diarrhoea among children younger than 5 years.

Is there a difference in prevalence of helminths between households using ecological sanitation and those using traditional pit latrines? A latrine based cross sectional comparative study in Malawi. BMC Research Notes, June 2017. There was no significant difference between overall prevalence of helminths between households using EcoSan and those using traditional pit latrines. However, Ascaris lumbricoides was significantly higher in households using EcoSan latrines.

A methodologic framework for modeling and assessing biomarkers of environmental enteropathy as predictors of growth in infants: an example from a Peruvian birth cohort. AJCN, June 2017. Of the 3 fecal biomarkers studied, 2 that related to intestinal function—AAT and myeloperoxidase—were associatedwith small but highly statistically significant differences in future statural growth trajectories in infants.

Trends of improved water and sanitation coverage around the globe between 1990 and 2010: inequality among countries and performance of official development assistance. Global Health Action, June 12, 2017.

Challenges in developing methods for quantifying the effects of weather and climate on water-associated diseases: A systematic review. PLoS NTDs, June 12, 2017.

Estimation of packaged water consumption and associated plastic waste production from household budget surveys.  Environ. Res. Lett., at press

A pilot-scale microwave technology for sludge sanitization and drying. Science of The Total Environment, December 2017.

Behavioral influences on risk of exposure to fecal contamination in low-resource neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Water and Health, June 2017.

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