Established in 2010 with funding from the UK Department for International Development, the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) consortium seeks to contribute to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating, synthesising and translating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide. Since our inception, we have conducted research across a range of sanitation and hygiene-related issues to address national sector needs in the countries which we work, focussing particularly on the broad thematic areas of: equity, health, markets and urban sanitation. In 2015, SHARE commenced a second phase of research and refocused to four new themes: complementary food hygiene, nutrition, urban sanitation and vaccines. Our activities are now concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically: Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
WASH and Maternal and Newborn Health: Time to Act - Policy Brief
This policy brief documents the state of the evidence on how poor WASH impacts MNH and summarises SHARE's contribution to our understanding. It also highlights opportunities for future research and offers insights that could influence policy and improve programming in both sectors […]
Complementary Food Hygiene Policy Brief
An Overlooked Opportunity in the WASH, Nutrition and Health Sectors
This policy brief highlights the often overlooked opportunity that addressing complementary food hygiene offers the WASH, nutrition and health sectors for improving health outcomes. It outlines SHARE's contribution to narrowing the evidence gap concerning the relationship between […]
Process Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign Policy Brief
This policy brief summarises the process evaluation of Tanzania's National Sanitation Campaign (NSC). It highlights the key findings and proposes several recommendations for maximising the NSC’s effectiveness.
Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy Brief
This policy brief summarises previous research on MHM and highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to this important topic. It then defines knowledge gaps which still exist and sets out clear recommendations for improving policy and programmes globally.
Microfinance for Sanitation Policy Brief
This policy brief highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to the knowledge base on microfinance for sanitation. The brief defines sanitation microfinance and summarises research conducted in India and Tanzania. It then discusses the research gaps that still exist and […]
The Missing Ingredients
Are Policy-Makers Doing Enough on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to End Malnutrition?
This report, conducted by SHARE and WaterAid, highlights why water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for nutrition. Through an analysis of national nutrition plans and policies in 13 countries, the research highlights the extent to which WASH is embedded at policy level and where […]