RECENT USAID WASH PUBLICATIONS/RESOURCES
- USAID Water and Development Country Plan for Afghanistan, November 2017.
- USAID water and development country plan for Lebanon, November 2017.
- USAID water and development country plan for Jordan, November 2017.
- USAID water and development country plan for West Bank and Gaza, November 2017.
- Arsenic Fact Sheet, November 2017.
- Legionellosis Fact Sheet, November 2017.
- Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: A summary, 2017. This document highlights the key aspects of safe health-care waste management in order to guide policy-makers, practitioners and facility managers to improve such services in health-care facilities.
OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATIONS
- The importance of thinking beyond the water-supply in cholera epidemics: A historical urban case-study. PLoS NTDs, Nov 27. Spatially targeted cholera interventions, such as reactive vaccination or sanitation/hygiene campaigns in hotspot neighborhoods, would likely have been more effective in this epidemic than control measures aimed at interrupting long-cycle transmission, such as improving municipal water quality.
- THE PERFORMANCE OF PALESTINIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AN ASSESSMENT OF SERVICE DELIVERY OUTCOMES AND PERFORMANCE DRIVERS IN THE WEST BANK AND GAZA. World Bank, June 2017.
- Entamoeba histolytica Briefing Report. GWPP, Nov 2017. Entamoeba histolytica is an invasive, pathogenic protozoan, causing amoebiasis, and an important cause of diarrhea in developing countries.
- Solid waste and faecal sludge management in situations of rapid mass displacement. IDS, Oct 2017.
- Innovative WASH options in situations of severe overcrowding. IDS, Oct 2017. A rapid review of the literature has found a selection of innovative WASH options available for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited spaces. Case study information was collated from African, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean countries.
- Sustained adoption of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions: Systematic review. TMIH, Nov 22. Definitions of sustained adoption varied widely and were often inadequate, making comparison of sustained adoption across studies difficult. The timeframe for measurements of sustained adoption is frequently inadequate for examination of longer-term behavior change.