This paper reports research to understand and address the barriers faced by disabled, older and chronically ill people when accessing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Zambia and Uganda. Findings demonstrate that the inclusive WASH approach has improved vulnerable people's WASH access, though barriers still exist. This approach may have had a positive impact on stigma and discrimination, dignity and self-esteem of vulnerable individuals, but older people continue to face disproportionate levels of discrimination owing to ill health and decreased mobility. Vulnerable people's participation in the intervention is lower than expected, though activities to improve this have been identified. This paper capture findings from both reviews, analyses emerging trends and makes recommendations for practitioners attempting to reduce inequalities in WASH access.
Wilbur, J.; Danquah, L. Undoing Inequity: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programmes that Delivers for All in Uganda and Zambia - an early indication of trends. Presented at 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK. (2015) 7 pp.