Analysis of Research on the Effects of Improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene on the Health of People Living with HIV and AIDS and Programmatic Implications November 2007

An adaptation and expansion of an earlier review written by Dr. Kate Tulenko of the World Bank/Water and Sanitation Program, this paper reviews the existing scientific and programmatic evidence, raises water, sanitation, and health (WASH) issues in the HIV and AIDS context that need further study to build the evidence base, assesses current WASH guidance through a review of national HIV/AIDS guidelines from five African countries, and identifies programmatic implications that home-based care programs and the WASH sectors must consider. This expanded version of the WSP review was developed as a background resource for home-based care and water and sanitation program managers who met in Malawi to discuss strategies for integrating HIV/AIDS and WASH objectives into the home-based care programs.

Lit. review on WASH for PLWHA and program implications.pdf  (1.1 MB)