Water Engineering and Development Centre

Equity and social inclusion

WASH and disability: Research into the impact of an inclusive approach to CLTS

Location Client Dates Value
Rumphi District, Malawi London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; funded by DFAT 2014-2016 Value of WEDC contract: £14,298

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This research aims to learn about water, sanitation and hygiene for people with disabilities in rural areas of Malawi, to identify barriers to access and how these can be addressed as part of a community-led total sanitation programme. In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi and Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation, the study focus is Mzuzu District in Malawi. Lessons learned will contribute to more effective programming, resource allocation and advocacy to address the needs of people with disabilities in WASH interventions.