series event

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Disability: Are we meeting everyone's needs?

Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) is a core area of public health, with huge international initiatives aiming to increase access and improve quality of WASH globally. People with disabilities (an estimated 15% of the global population) are believed to have worse access to WASH than others in their communities, but the data are lacking. Islay will report the findings from five population-based studies in two Asian and two African settings, determining access to WASH amongst persons with disabilities at the house and individual levels. Lisa will share the results of a recent randomised control trial to increase WASH access amongst people with disabilities in Malawi. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and a chance to view a photo exhibition of the interventions.

 About the Speakers:

  • Adam Biran and Lisa Danquah are researchers in the Environmental Health Group at LSHTM, focusing on access to Water and Sanitation
  • Islay Mactaggart is a Research Fellow in Disability and Global Health group at ICED, LSHTM

If coming from outside the school, please sign in at reception when you arrive, and a member from the Disability Centre will be waiting in the foyer to accompany you to the theatre.

For more information about the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), including the full schedule of seminars in the series, please see our website at:

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The event will be followed by a reception in the Manson Foyer.