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Uniting Disciplines for Public Health: Highlights from the 2023 MEHA Conference

The Sunbird Hotel Livingstonia Salima hosted the 2023 Malawi Environmental Health Association (MEHA) conference and Annual General Meeting from November 7th to 8th. A convergence of minds, the event brought together Environmental Health professionals from the Government, Private Sector, and Academia, all under the theme of “Uniting Disciplines to Protect Public Health.” Distinguished Presence: The …

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WASHTED participates in the 2023 MUBAS Research and Innovation week

The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) had its Research and Innovation Week from 14th – 16th August, 2023, under the theme “Generating Knowledge and Innovations for Sustainable Development”. The three-day event held in the School of Engineering auditorium confirmed the University’s commitment to advancing research, innovation and sustainability. Students, staff, experts, and distinguished guests were engaged. …

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WASHTED Takes Part in the First Ever Blantyre City Summit.

By Taonga Mwapasa Kumwenda The first ever Blantyre City Summit organised by Blantyre City Council (BCC) took place on 22nd February 2023 at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre under the theme “A Livable, Safe and Vibrant City”. The summit attracted different stakeholders from the business, political, academic, religious, community and non-governmental sectors with the aim …

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COVID-19 Hygiene Hub

Fighting cOVID-19 through Hygiene

The COVID-19 Hygiene Hub is a broad partnership housed at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that draws on scientific, operational and creative expertise from a network of individuals and organizations from around the world. It is a free service to help actors in low- and middle-income countries to rapidly share, design, …

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WASHTED shines at UNC

WASHTED shines at UNC Water and Health Conference

Research presentations from WASHTED researchers was well received at the recent UNC Water and Health Conference held in North Carolina USA. 649 delegates attended from 41 different countries to present 60 side events, 128 verbal presentations and 146 poster presentations. Tracy Morse and Kondwani Chidziwisano presented work from the SHARE Hygienic Family trial and the …

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Building collaborations at Royal Academy

Building collaborations at Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Development Meeting

WASHTED was delighted to have Tracy Morse represent the Centre at the recent Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Development meeting in Mexico City. Focussed on WASHing away inequalities, the meeting was attended by 60 invited professionals from around the world with a wide range of expertise from engineering and design to public health and …

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WASHTED researchers attend FSM5

WASHTED researchers attend FSM5 in Cape town

Every two years, the sanitation community comes together to discuss the latest innovations in faecal sludge treatment and management. This year, the Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM5) was held alongside the AfricaSan conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Mabvuto Yesaya received a scholarship from BORDA to attend his first international conference and, along with Elizabeth …

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Launch of interdisciplinary network

Launch of interdisciplinary network to address sanitation and hygiene challenges around the African Great Lakes

With funding from a GCRF Networking Grant and University of Strathclyde Escalator Fund, WASHTED hosted the kick off meeting (14th – 18th January) of a five country interdisciplinary network which aims to explore the barriers to effective sanitation and hygiene in fishing communities surrounding the African Great Lakes. 27 participants from Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania …

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at UNC Water and Health Conference

WASHTED researchers present at UNC Water and Health Conference

WASHTED through Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE) research project attended the Water and Health Conference which was heard in October 2018 at the Water Institute in UNC, USA. Kondwani Chidziwisano and Dr. Tracy Morse represented WASHTED, where they made presentations about ongoing research at the centre. Kondwani made presentations about the importance …

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