Wash and clean – Severe infection is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths. More than two out of five maternal deaths occur within 24 hours due to haemorrhage or infection
Soapbox-led publications
Co-authored publications

The Water @ Birth Study: an exploratory study on the requirements of water for hand hygiene during labour and delivery in low-income countries

The Frequency of Maternal Morbidity: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews

Who Delivers Where? The effect of obstetric risk on facility delivery in East Africa

Clinical audit of post-caesarean wound infections in a tertiary referral hospital in The Gambia

Materal sepsis: Opportunity for improvement

The Lancet: Drivers of maternity care in high-income countries: can health systems support woman-centred care?

The Lancet: Diversity and divergence: the dynamic burden of poor maternal health

The Lancet: Maternity Care for Every Woman, Everywhere

PLos ONE: Who Delivers without Water?

Getting the basics right—The role of water, sanitation and hygiene in maternal and reproductive health: A conceptual framework

Childbed fever: history repeats itself?

PubMed: The contribution of unimproved water and toilet facilities to pregnancy-related mortality in Afghanistan: analysis of the Afghan Mortality Survey

From Joint Thinking to Joint Action

Soapbox featured articles

      BMJ:  Wendy J Graham: Health and hygiene from birth

      The Longitude Prize: Global Handwashing Day

      The Lancet: Wendy Graham and Oona Campbell: Maternal Health Mavericks

      BMJ: Improving Surgical Anaesthesia Practise 

      News Deeply: Why The Fight Against Maternal Mortality is All About the Details 

      BMJ: The Global Push for Institutional Childbirths- in unhygienic facilities

      Briefing note

      This briefing note, developed in partnership with WaterAid UK, highlights key factors to consider when developing strategies to improve hand hygiene in health-care settings, and provides a summary of current evidence on barriers and facilitators to making these improvements.

      It includes a discussion of ‘next steps’ to ensure effective and sustainable changes are made, and the importance of a multifaceted approach to improving hand hygiene compliance.