In March 2011, the SHARE consortium, WaterAid and the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre (LCD) brought together 22 researchers and policy-makers with expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), equity, inclusion, and disability to share knowledge and experiences, and develop a research programme for disabled access to sanitation and hygiene services.
The needs of disabled people in developing countries are consistently overlooked when it comes to providing sanitation and hygiene services. This reality has severe and widespread consequences for the health, dignity, education and employment of disabled people and their caregivers. This briefing note explores these issues and suggests how more and better research could influence policy and improve programmes.
Anon. Disability workshop briefing note: Including disabledpeople in sanitationand hygiene services. WaterAid, London, UK (2011) 8 pp.