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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23 March 2023

2 billion people without safe drinking water: What’s behind the number and how do we get to universal access?

Professor Katrina Charles, REACH Co-Director, University of Oxford With all the information coming out of the UN-Water Conference this week, and the commitments to the Water Action agenda, there are a lot of statistics flying around about the status of access to drinking water services. One often-seen headline is that 2 billion people don’t have […]

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

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