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The Sanitation Matters podcast uncovers the latest research and expert opinions on how to tackle the global sanitation and hygiene crisis. The monthly interview is produced by SHARE – an international consortium dedicated to improving sanitation coverage and hygiene behaviour. The presenter is Guy Collender, the SHARE Policy and Communications Officer based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
||Menstrual hygiene: Breaking the silence||The subject of menstruation remains a taboo, especially in many low-income countries. Advice and products on menstrual hygiene are essential for the promotion of health, dignity and education.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tanzania: Sampling and improving pit latrines||Pit latrines and their contents are being studied as part of an innovative project in Tanzania to understand decomposition rates.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Equity matters: Policy-makers need to improve sanitation for the poorest in developing countries||A new SHARE study based on research from 10 countries shows how the poorest suffer disproportionately from their lack of access to sanitation.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Toilets for all: Why and how facilities must be improved for the disabled worldwide||Around 10 per cent of the world’s population is disabled, yet few researchers and interventions address improving access to toilets for this marginalised group.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bangladesh: Tackling Cholera and Other Diarrhoeal Diseases||Cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases remain major challenges in low-lying Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries on Earth.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Health, sanitation and advocacy: The WaterAid perspective||WaterAid is well known for its eye-catching and hard-hitting advocacy campaigns.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Zimbabwe: The clean and revolutionary VIP latrine explained by its inventor||The odourless and hygienic Ventilated Improved Pit latrine has improved the lives of tens of millions of Africans.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nepal: Investigating sanitation, health and food hygiene||Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries and sanitation coverage in the mountainous republic remains low.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sanitation, subsidies and sewers: Debate marks 30th anniversary of Waterlines||Experts discussed past achievements and future challenges for sanitation worldwide at a birthday celebration for Waterlines – a journal focusing on water, sanitation and waste.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mozambique and beyond: Insights from a career at the forefront of sanitation||Professor Sandy Cairncross, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has been a pioneer in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slum life: Improving sanitation through community action||Nearly 800 million people living in urban areas worldwide lack sanitation, and this challenge was centre stage at World Water Week in Stockholm this August.||Free||View In iTunes|
||Urban sanitation: Assessing the problems and suggesting solutions||The lack of sanitation in slums worldwide is a major health concern and is likely to get worse as rapid urbanisation continues in Africa and Asia.||Free||View In iTunes|