Project Blog

Toolkit development and gathering feedback from ‘the field’


Since our last blog post in April 2018 (click here), we have been working on developing the structure, content and format for the guidance. We produced an initial draft in…

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Engineering MSR’s Next-Generation Household Water Purifier

With funding from Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), MSR Global Health is developing an exciting water treatment system designed to bring safe water to households in the developing world. At…

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Helping WASH practitioners get the HWTS knowledge they need, for their specific context

Over the past two years, with support from Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), CAWST have successfully carried out the second phase of our online Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage…

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Peter’s Football Dream


Like many children in Kawangware, a sprawling informal settlement area of Nairobi, Kenya, Peter has spent his whole young life dreaming of making it big as a footballer, but unlike…

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Lighting up the lives of Rohingya refugees

“The thief tied his ankles together with a rope and shinnied up the pole” explains Mohammad* as he points to the wires dangling from the lamp post. These solar lamp…

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OptiDiag: Data collection is complete!

INTRODUCTION It is with great pride that Action Against Hunger can announce the OptiDiag project’s successful on-the-field data collection in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Liberia. To remind readers, the OptiDiag…

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From training to action: Moving into Phase II of PM+


In our previous post, we wrote about the PM+ master training in Cairo, Egypt, where nine international humanitarian agencies and two consultants came together to learn, share and discuss the…

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Solarising humanitarian operations

Humanitarian operations normally take place in hard to reach areas where infrastructure is sparse and logistics is a core challenge to delivering aid. To maintain efficient operations, humanitarian organisations have…

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Learning from iterative innovation during the Click-MUAC project

The easiest, most practical, means to detect acute malnutrition in young children is to measure and classify mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC). As nutritionists, we have trained countless community health workers…

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Back on air!


In the last post, I explained how we hit a snag, with our partners being forced to shutdown their satellite beam over the Western Pacific, where our testing is focussed….

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