Archive for 03/2014

The problematic nature of measuring the health impact of water and sanitation interventions.

Dr Wolf Peter Schmidt from the Environmental Health group recently published an editorial entitled The elusive effect of water and sanitation on the global burden of disease.
We asked him what prompted him to write the piece and why it is important….
In this editorial it is argued that decades…

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Assessing the Impact of Water Filters and Improved Cook Stoves on Drinking Water Quality and Household Air Pollution

Recently Ghislaine Rosa and others from the Environmental Health Group collaborated on a randomised control trial in Rwanda. Why asked Ghislaine to tell us more about the study.
What were the key findings of the study?
This study showed that in rural Rwanda the free distribution of water filters and…

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The uneven progress of sanitation in India

Professor Sandy Cairncross has recently collaborated with Arabinda Ghosh on a paper publish in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for development. We asked Professor Cairncross to tell us more about this piece.

To read the full article click here.

Why is this article important and what are…

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Want to know more about SuperAmma?

Recently the EHG published the findings of a behavioral intervention that targeted handwashing in India. The paper has been getting a lot of coverage in the press. Follow the links below to find out more.

‘SuperMum’ campaign results in startling improvements in handwashing

Emotional messaging changes handwashing behaviour

‘SuperMum’ campaign…

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New blog about Urine Diverting Toilets

Richard Chunga began his PhD at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2011. His PhD is funded by the SHARE Research Consortium.



For his PhD, Richard is investigating key factors affecting the adoption of urine diverting toilets (UDTs) in peri-urban areas in Blantyre and…

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