5 May 2023

Addis Ababa city water supply challenges: is doing nothing an option?

Dr Behailu Birhanu (Addis Ababa University), Prof Seifu Kebede (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Prof Katrina Charles (University of Oxford), Dr Tena Alamirew (Water and Land Resources Centre), Dr Gete Zeleke (Water and Land Resources Centre), Dr Alemseged Tamiru Haile (IWMI), Dr Meron Teferi Taye (IWMI), Henok Manaye (AAWSA), Elliot Rooney (Sustainable Development Hub), Xanthe Polaine (Sustainable […]

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Credit: Li Ann Ong

28 April 2023

Universal access to quality healthcare: getting the fundamentals right with safe WASH services 

Dr Li Ann Ong, University of Oxford  First, do no harm: our moral obligation is to provide a safe healthcare environment.   My motivation to work on WASH in  healthcare facilities (HCFs) stems from my past career as a critical care doctor, working in diverse resource settings across Europe, Australasia and the Pacific Islands. During my […]

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Infrastructure assessment by FundiFix. Photo credit: Rob Hope

18 April 2023

Model results for scale-up of professionalized water services maintenance in Kenya suggest functionality gains and reduced government spending

Pranav Chintalapati, University of British Columbia Over the past decade, new approaches for rural water maintenance service provision have emerged, disrupting the status quo of community-based management and government intervention. FundiFix is one of a new cohort of professional maintenance companies and has been incubated through Oxford research since 2012 in Kenya. The emergence of […]

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Kelly Ann Naylor, Associate Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

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