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Mahawe, 17 (Name Changed) is eight months pregnant with two-year-old son Frederic.

Measuring WASH sustainability in a Payment by Results context

LEARNING:  Payment by Results (PbR) is bringing new ways to fund water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. Here Mimi Coultas from Plan International UK, reflects on a recent joint...

Women from Jayathala village with Oxfam team members. Credit: Oxfam

Using micro-hydro power for irrigation and energy in Nepal

LEARNING: Could micro-hydro power bring sustainable energy to remote villages around the world? Public Health Engineer Anjil Adhikari explains how Oxfam has been involved in bringing electricity...

Open sewage runs through Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Perou/ Oxfam

Container based sanitation could solve the world’s toilet problems

LEARNING: Oxfam recently hosted its first International Toilet Summit, where participants were challenged to think big about one of the world's biggest sanitation challenges: how to get...

Schools with Fresh Life toilets in Mukuru have seen dramatically increased attendance, particularly of female students. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Improving sanitation in Kenya: toilets have become an obsession

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: In Kenya a child dies every 17 minutes of a preventable disease caused by diarrhoea. Brian McSorley, WASH Coordinator, is passionate about providing clean water and...

Makyambi Angya colecting water at the tapstand set up by SWIFT in Katungulu, South Kivu, DRC. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

850,000 success stories for World Water Day

NEWS: The Oxfam-led SWIFT Consortium has successfully completed the first phase of a programme to bring sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to communities in Kenya and the Democratic...

Sanitation to fuel

From faeces to fuel: innovation in sanitation

2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to decent sanitation. On World Toilet Day our WASH Coordinator, Brian McSorley, describes some of the innovative ways in which Oxfam is working...

Examples of latrines. Credit: Audrey Andwati/Oxfam

Grand designs for low-cost latrines

A project in Northern Kenya using a build your own bog approach, otherwise known as Community-Led Total Sanitation, has led to some unusual and encouraging results. Oxfam's Public Health Promoter...

Water pipe laying in Turkana. Credit: SWIFT's Oxfam team in Kenya

Fit for purpose or fit for payment?

Should payment by results be the new normal in programme funding? In this guest post, Nathaniel Mason, Research Fellow at the ODI, considers the experience of the SWIFT Consortium (Sustainable...

Rama, 40. He fled his home with his family when the earthquake began. He now finds shelter in Tundikhe IDP camp, Kathmandu. He would like to go back to his home and has a plan to rebuild it. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit@ Pablo Tosco/Nepal

Mobilizing community health volunteers in Nepal

Providing water and sanitation, and public health promotion to help communities stay safe, are key parts of Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake response. Here Genevive Estacaan explains how Oxfam is training...

A street scene in Sierra Leone. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Using empathy as a research tool: anthropology and Ebola

The Ebola response has posed new challenges for the humanitarian community, including the challenge of understanding and overcoming the social barriers to complying with Ebola prevention and treatment...