PublicationsA look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.
WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Vizianagaram and Nizamabad
This water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities assessment was carried out to understand the status of WASH services and related behaviours in healthcare settings. A total of 140 health facilities were covered in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana. Andhra Pradesh is doing better than the country as a whole in terms of their maternal mortality ratio. Yet infant and neonatal mortality rates are comparable to the national rates, highlighting this as a critical area of intervention.
WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Raichur
Raichur, located in the north-eastern part of Karnataka comprises of five talukas/blocks. It has a population of 1.9 million out of which 25 per cent live in urban areas. In 2008, Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) and Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) of Raichur was 255 per 100,000 live births and 71 per 1,000 live births respectively4. The state figures show that the MMR, IMR and the Neonatal Mortality are lower than the national average.
WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Ganjam
This WASH in healthcare facilities (HCFs) assessment was carried out with the aim to understand the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and related behaviours in healthcare settings. A total of 34 health facilities across three blocks (Berhampur, Bhanjanagar and Chhatrapur) of Ganjam district were included, with table 1 presenting the overview of the number and types of health facilities assessed in the study.
ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s commitment to improve nutritional status of children and women is receiving unprecedented support. Recently, the Cabinet approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission with financial support of Rs 9046.17 crore. Perhaps the most promising feature of this Mission is the explicit recognition of the need for convergence among various schemes addressing nutrition along with instituting robust monitoring mechanisms and engendering community participation. While the Mission does not elucidate the...