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WASH case study

Provides example of WASH needs amongst people with disabilities and how these can be addressed

In this step, ICED Researcher and WaterAid staff member Jane Wilbur provides a case study of the relationship between disability, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (commonly known as “WASH”).

In this video, Jane will describe the global WASH situation, including the number of people around the world who do not have access to clean water and adequate sanitation. Using powerful quotes from research conducted by WaterAid and LSHTM, Jane will explain how people with disabilities might face additional barriers in accessing WASH services, even if these are available to their households and communities.

Once you have watched the video, take a look at some of the interesting resources in the “See Also” section of this page.

What do you think about WASH as a case study of the interaction between disability, health and wellbeing? Is this an area you were aware might be more challenging for people with disabilities, and why or why not was that?

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