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Mimi Coultas

Research Officer

Mimi is a Research Officer for the Sanitation Learning Hub, working with Jamie and Ruhil on timely, relevant and actionable learning activities in the sanitation and hygiene sector.

She is particularly interested in social norm and behaviour change relating to sanitation and hygiene, gender transformative approaches, and processes to identify, share learning from and raise the profile of programmes and policies that engage and benefit people who may be vulnerable and at risk of being left behind.

Prior to joining the Sanitation Learning Hub, she spent ten years supporting the development and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes and projects for a number of local and international NGOs, including Plan International UK and SEED Madagascar.



The Sanitation Learning Hub

Together with partners around the world, our focus is to support and strengthen the sector to tackle the complex challenges it faces in delivering the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2.



Time to get our shit together

Sewage has been pouring into seas and onto beaches in England and Wales. A stark reminder - we must maintain and upgrade sewage and wastewater systems to adapt to changing needs and a changing climate.

18 August 2022


Journal Article

Galvanising and Fostering Sub-National Government Leadership for Area-Wide Sanitation Programming

H2Open Journal 5 (1)

Government leadership at both the national and sub-national levels is an essential step towards ensuring safely managed sanitation services for all. Though the importance of sub-national government leadership for water, sanitation and hygiene is widely acknowledged, to date much of the focus...

Mable Chanzu & 10 others

16 March 2022

Journal Article

“The Door has Opened”: Moving Forward with Menstrual Health Programming in Bangladesh

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare;Volume 14, Issue 4

In Bangladesh, as elsewhere, menstruation is surrounded by stigma, silence, and shame. Despite being a critical part of women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), it remains significantly under-researched and addressed. However, the focus on menstrual health (MH)...

Mimi Coultas
Mimi Coultas & 3 others

25 October 2021


Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings: A Living Document

Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is vital to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, we have developed this Handwashing Compendium for Low Resource Settings. Bringing existing information from different organisations into one place, the compendium provides guidance, local examples...

Mimi Coultas
Mimi Coultas & 2 others

5 June 2020