New global research agenda for improving the health safety and dignity of sanitation workers
Growing and protecting the sanitation workforce is vital to improving sanitation globally. Yet there is a lack of research and evidence on sanitation workers particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
A new research agenda aims to address this evidence gap. The Global research agenda for improving the health safety and dignity of sanitation workers will focus research activities on topics of greatest relevance to understanding and addressing challenges faced by sanitation workers everywhere in the world.
The research agenda was developed using a consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders to focus research where it is most needed. Intended for researchers, practitioners and funders, the agenda was developed as part of the Initiative for Sanitation Workers led by WHO, WaterAid, the World Bank, SNV and the International Labour Organization.