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Where to Find USAID at the 2018 UNC Water and Health Conference

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will take place October 29–November 2, 2018, at the University of North Carolina ­(UNC)-Chapel Hill. The UNC Water Institute’s annual event has grown to become one of the most important gatherings in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector held in the United States. The conference this year focuses on five themes:

Fact Sheet

The Women & Water Ripple Effect Study -- Fact Sheet

There is a global connection between women and water. Yet little research exists that fully explores the impact of women’s access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) — especially through the lens of economic development. In 2018, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partnered with Ipsos to develop a framework for understanding the many  ways improved access to WASH can impact women, their families, and communities. Pathways to Empowerment — deemed “Ripple Effects” — were identified, which capture the various ways access to water impacts women across the developing world.

Brochure

The Women & Water Ripple Effect -- Brochure

Providing insights into the ways access to water can empower women In 2018, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) partnered with the global research experts at Ipsos to advance the understanding of the intersection between water access and women’s empowerment. This research informed a framework for capturing the many ways improved access to water can impact women, their families, and communities.

Project

Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions in India

This activity will improve urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector performance through incubation and acceleration of innovative solutions, technologies, programs and service delivery models within a collaborative framework.  To achieve this, the project will focus on promoting innovative solutions and outcome oriented capacity and knowledge building initiatives. The project will support the WASH programs at the national level, including three cities in selected states, and directly benefit about 150,000 people, including roughly 75,000 female beneficiaries.

Webinar

The Clean Clinic Approach: Strengthening WASH in Health Care Facilities to Improve Health Outcome for Mothers and Newborns

Webinar presentation by Stephen Sara, the WASH Team Lead on USAID’s Flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) on implementing the Clean Clinic Approach, MCSP’s approach for improving WASH in health care facilities. The approach focuses on facilitating incremental, low-cost WASH improvements to support maternal and newborn health outcomes. The webinar will review existing standards and tools, discuss the relationship between WASH and infection prevention & control (IPC) and share experiences and lessons learned from implementing the Clean Clinic Approach as part of an integrated health program.

Report

USAID Report to Congress on the Design and Implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Programs

As part of the the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018, USAID was required by Congress to include a report on its current sanitation and hygiene programs, including ensuring the availability of feminine hygiene products. The report covers USAID sanitation focused development and humanitarian assistance across Asia and Africa.

Learn more on USAID.gov.