The consumption of packaged water (PW) in bottles and sachets has grown rapidly worldwide, particularly in many West African countries, such as Sierra Leone, that presently lack mechanisms to effectively monitor and regulate the manufacture and sale of packaged drinking water products. While many consumers view PW as a relatively affordable, accessible, and safe source of drinking water, without effective regulation and consistent monitoring to ensure their safety, PW has the potential to pose a risk to public health.… Read More

Lassa Fever is endemic in certain parts of West Africa, and has a case fatality rate of 69%. The disease is transmitted via rodents, and whilst much research has gone into the treatment, limited information is available on it’s prevention. The DfID funded WASH Facility supported Tulane University and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health & Sanitation to undertake a pilot on prevention, predominantly looking at measures that can be integrated within rural water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.… Read More

The Women and Men in WASH Assessment analysed the gender framings and gender-sensitive programming of Consortium agency staff, assessed the different effects that the Consortium had to date on men, women, girls and boys, and gender dimensions of WASH committee governance and Blue Flag Volunteers.… Read More

A 20-page summary outlining the aims of the National Water and Sanitation Policy (NWSP). With water becoming increasingly scarce and often of inferior quality, more attention on managing our water resources is needed so that water does not become a constraint to national development.… Read More