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Building Latrines In Logan Town (Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Oxfam)

Toilet access is dominating programme delivery but what is the point of building more toilets if we cannot manage them?

Tomorrow is World Toilet Day and here, Katie Whitehouse looks at how building a toilet isn't the end of the story and we need sustainable approaches to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). ...

The dilemma of managing a toilet

The dilemma of managing toilets

Where there are no sewers to connect to, we need to find other ways to manage waste. Here Katie Whitehouse looks at some of the issues that come with having a functioning toilet. ...

Sanergy workers collect waste from Fresh Life Toilets in Mukuru. (Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam)

Making standards practical is critical to sanitation innovation for rapidly expanding urban areas in developing countries

WASH solutions can only implemented when they work in context. Coming up to World Toilet Day, Katie Whitehouse explains why, in some cases, standards may not be achievable. ...

Residents collect water from a communal pipe, right next to an open sewer and drain (Credit: Sam Tarling)

The forgotten nexus of sanitation, hygiene & water – is this the inhibitor to progress?

In the lead-up to World Toilet Day, Oxfam's Katie Whitehouse looks at how water, sanitation, hygiene and development are connected. ...

A tiger worm sourced for use in a toilet from a river bank

Tigers in the toilet

Could the Tiger Toilet be a long lasting sanitation solution for refugee camps? We think it could be. ...

A woman peers out of her home, Haiti

The impatient optimist: Urine-tricity to light humanitarian camps

In this blog we're introduced to two sides of the 'Urine-tricity' story. Firstly, we hear from Oxfam's Head of Water and Sanitation Andy Bastable, who shares his eager observations...

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...