Resource Library for Inclusive WASH Introduction
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This weblink provides information, resources and links that can be used to inform and support the use of an equality and non-discrimination approach in the WASH sector, and toward achieving universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Access to safe water and sanitation was formally recognised as a basic human right in 2010. This handbook is intended to provide advice to states, service providers, regulators and others, to clarify what this human right implies for their work and activities, and to support the implementation of these rights into practice.
A collection of webinars by the World Bank on water supply and sanitation. Scroll down to find webinars by the UN Special Rapporteur to the Human Right to Water and Sanitation on The Right to Water and Sanitation and by Andrew Trevitt and Rolf Luyendijk (UNICEF) on WASH and Equity
Authors: Val Curtis and Sandy Cairncross. We set out to determine the impact of washing hands with soap on the risk of diarrhoeal diseases in the community with a systematic review with random effects metaanalysis.
Authors: Jamie Bartram (Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, US) Sandy Cairncross (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK) This is the introductory article in a four-part PLoS Medicine series on water and sanitation. Globally, around 2.4 million deaths (4.2% of all deaths) could be prevented annually if everyone practised appropriate hygiene and had good, reliable sanitation and drinking water.
Speech by Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. Delivered at a public consultation on 1 Feb 2012.
Authors: Kamal Kar and Katherine Pasteur. Community Led Total Sanitation, or CLTS, is an approach which facilitates a process of empowering local communities to stop open defecation and to build and use latrines without the support of any external hardware subsidy.
Authors: Sandy Cairncross and Vivian Valdmanis. Water supply in the context of this chapter includes the supply of water for domestic purposes, excluding provision for irrigation or livestock. Sanitation is used here in the narrow sense of excreta disposal, excluding other environmental health interventions such as solid waste management and surface water drainage.