WASHplus Annual Report
Publications by Country
- Understanding Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Improved Cookstoves in Bangladesh, 2013. J Rosenbaum, et al. This study uses qualitative and quantitative methods that draw from social marketing and social science to explore consumer perceptions of five of the most promising ICS potentially available for distribution in Bangladesh. The study complements other efforts by a range of stakeholders to strengthen market‐based approaches and consumer choice for improving household air quality and reducing the environmental impacts associated with dependence on biomass fuels.
- Monitoring and Evaluation of the Jiko Poa Cookstove in Kenya, 2013. The Jiko Poa is a locally manufactured rocket-type biomass cookstove being distributed in Kenya by the Paradigm Project. The aim of this study was to provide a performance assessment for the Jiko Poa in Kenyan homes by analyzing its effects on household air pollution and fuel use, and by collecting qualitative and quantitative data on how the households valued and used it.
- Manuel de Formation Technique: Vidange Hygienique a Faible Cout, 2013. Sludge Removal Training Guide developed by Practica for WASHplus-supported fecal-sludge management pilot activity in Madagascar.
- Summary Report: Field Review of WASH Approaches, 2012. (pdf) Success factors and lessons learned from WASH activities in Madagascar.
- Review of WASH Approaches in Madagascar - Data Collection Tools, 2012. (pdf)
- Low cost systems for the management of sludge from toilets and shower units: current techniques and improved options in Ambositra and Mahanoro. Practica, WASHplus Project, May 2011. French
- Zambia Eastern Province WASH in Schools INDABA Whole System in the Room-Strategic Planning Workshop Report, 2012. (pdf,. 916KB)
Publications by Topic
Fecal Sludge Management
- Downstream of the Toilet:Transforming Poo into Profit: Briefing Note, 2013. (pdf, 252KB) - WASHplus engaged the international NGO Practica to design and pilot a private-sector service delivery model to sustainably manage fecal sludge generated in Madagascar using low-cost decentralized technologies.
WASH & Neglected Tropical Diseases Integration
- Integrating WASH into NTD Programs: A Desk Review, 2013. (pdf, 1MB) - This desk review clearly indicates that the international community recognizes that drug administration alone is insufficient to break the cycle of disease transmission. Although past programs have largely left out a WASH component, the current renewed interest in securing WASH to any global NTD control or elimination strategy and adding WASH interventions to NTD treatment programs is essential to achieving sustained control and elimination.
WASH & Nutrition Integration
- Integrating Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene into Nutrition Programming, 2013. Diarrhea, pneumonia and birth complications are the top three killers of children under age 5 worldwide. Diarrhea is also a leading cause of undernutrition in this age group and one-third to one-half of all child mortality cases are linked to undernutrition. If mothers and other caregivers used basic hygiene practices and had better access to safe water and adequate sanitation this could greatly reduce under 5 deaths and improve child nutrition.
WASH & HIV/AIDS
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Considerations for Accelerated PMTCT Programming, 2012. (pdf)
- Integrating Sanitation into Services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, 2012. C-Change; WASHplus. (4.2MB, pdf)