India's sanitation crisis, student summer research series, fighting diarrhea, WASH workshop and more...
Summer / Fall 2019

The End of India’s Sanitation Crisis? 

On World Toilet Day, Anoop Jain explores why India is not open defecation free, despite Prime Minster Narendra Modi's recent claims. Read More...

Clean Water for Health in Uganda Series

Students provide insights from their summer research in Uganda, working toward sustainable WASH services in rural healthcare facilities.


A Better Solution for Fighting Diarrhea

Researchers demonstrate an automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points can reduce rates of child diarrhea.


WASH Services in Rural Health Care

WHD designed a workshop focused on identifying strategic opportunities to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services at rural health centers.

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In Print

Soil ingestion among young children in rural Bangladesh
Paper coauthored by Laura Kwong, Amy Pickering, Jenna Davis and Stephen Luby

Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology / Oct. 2019

Building an operational framework for selective nitrogen recovery via electrochemical stripping
Paper coauthored by William Tarpeh

Water Research / Oct. 2019

Gender norms and health: insights from global survey data
Paper coauthored by Gary Darmstadt

THE LANCET / June 2019 

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