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Mainstreaming disability and ageing in water, sanitation and hygiene sector

JONES, Hazel
September 2013

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This report presents the findings of a desk study that provided an overview of the current state of disability and ageing issues in WASH, from the perspective of the WASH sector. Both disabled and older people were looked at together, because many frail older people, although they may reject the label ‘disabled’, experience impairments that limit their daily activities, which result in them facing similar kinds of barriers to accessing WASH

Summary of results of the study on the impact and sustainability of WASH in schools research : Kenya and Kerala, 2006-2007


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This report highlights the findings of two school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) studies completed in the southern India state of Kerala and in three districts in Kenya. The key findings of both studies are that: children will wash their hands more if sufficient taps are provided; more children will use toilets if the facilities are clean and well maintained; perfect facilities alone do not ensure good WASH in schools, and both software and hardware inputs are needed. This summary if useful for people interested in WASH in school settings

A project to develop inclusive models of sanitation for persons with disabilities


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This paper outlines the details of a project in India that focused on developing 'Inclusive Models of Sanitation for Persons with Disabilities'. The project was lead by Arushi, a voluntary orgranisation working with persons with disabilities, in collaboration with UNICEF. The paper highlights the project's components and outcomes, including a study to detail the special needs of persons with disabilities which led to the development of a manual on inclusive models of sanitation. This paper is useful for people interested in inclusive sanitation for people with disabilities in India

Communication case studies for the water supply and sanitation sector

August 1993

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This publication presents eight case studies that demonstrate that effective and sustainable action depends on changes in people; those who make and influence decisions about development priorities and at village level those who change their everyday lives. The cases show that these changes depend on effective communication efforts. They also demonstrate that communication is more than just information, it is a two-way process involving asking and listening


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