How the sanitation sector can clean up gender inequality

Check out my World Economic Forum article that was published by the World Economic Forum leading up to the Sustainable Development Impact Summit- How the Sanitation Sector Can Clean Up Gender Inequality. 

This article was written as a part of the 2018 Sustainable Development Impact Summit and made possible by the Global Shapers Community.

View the article here.

2017 World Water Week Report

These are the overarching messages produced by the team of rapporteurs at the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm Sweden. I was a part of the social reporting team that captured and wrote findings regarding the social implications of the work being done  and the gaps still existent in the WASH sector. The collaborative report can be found here. 

Raising Voices Zambia: SASA!-Z

As a part of our Health Promotion Practicum at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, my team and I researched and developed the following program to demonstrate our ability to respond to Health Promotion project/program tender. Our program (inspired by the existing SASA! program based in Uganda) was as follows:

Raising Voices is a non-profit organization based in Kampala, Uganda. We envision relationships, families and communities where women and children’s voices are heard, their rights are respected, and they can live free of violence.

Zambia has one of the world’s highest rates of IPV4. Although the government has recognized IPV as a major issue7, as it reinforces gender inequality and contributes to number of negative health outcomes, it remains complicated to tackle because it is rooted in social and cultural norms6.

SASA! is a unique community mobilization approach that aims to change the social norms and behaviors that result in gender inequality and IPV. Since its 2007 pilot in Kampala, SASA! has been shown to be very effective in decreasing both the prevalence and acceptability of IPV, while fostering supportive community networks. Moreover, evaluation results show that the costs and cost-effectiveness of SASA! compare favorably to other approaches14.

SASA!-Z, also referred to as RV-Z, has been specially adapted and transferred to the Chingola district of Zambia. The program is focused on building community capacity to implement interventions to decrease IPV while also including a pilot Crisis Support Intervention programmatic arm for IPV victims. Our emphasis on training local community mobilizers to have workforce capacity ensures that our program is sustainable beyond funding, making it a great value for money.

The final Health Promotion Practicum report can be found here.

Rapid Health Assessments - A Rapid Evidence Review

I was a member of a team that was producing comprehensive literature reviews to inform the creation of an up-to-date package of health needs assessment tools for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in varying emergency contexts.

Researched and edited by a team of post-graduate London-based students in 2017, this is our final report.

Saving Mothers Through Safe Sanitation

This is a needs-assessment report written by Taylor Hendricks, Mary Ajwang and Jasmine Burton via a joint project between Save the Mothers in Mukono, Uganda and Wish for WASH during the aforementioned writer's Global Health Corps Fellowship year. The final report that is intended for grant application to improve the WASH conditions of several Uganda based hospitals can be found here.