Water Management

WHD's Stephen Luby to direct health evaluation of major effort to revitalize slums through water management strategies.


Among other sustainable service models, WHD researchers are developing and evaluating low-cost, in-line chlorination systems that can reduce contamination of drinking water in urban slums.


WHD researchers are working on innovative solutions that make handwashing convenient and economical in areas without reliable piped water.

Early Intervention

WHD researchers are studying the health and developmental benefits of water quality, sanitation, hand washing, and nutritional interventions during the first years of life.

A better solution for fighting diarrhea

Researchers prove an automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points can reduce rates of child diarrhea.

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Improving WASH services in rural health care facilities

WHD led a workshop in Ethiopia focused on identifying strategic opportunities to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services at rural health centers.

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Using play-based learning to promote healthy habits

Stanford Ph.D. candidate James Winter leads a project in Zambia assessing the impacts play-based learning can have on teaching children safe sanitation and hygiene practices.

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