Earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods, droughts, disease outbreaks as well as conflicts are all crises that result in death as well as profound disruption to those left behind, and those communities who shelter them. Among the most urgent interventions are those to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to the affected communities. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Humanitarian Contexts present contributions to the changing field of humanitarian WASH response and questions research and practice in this field. What are the research gaps in the WASH response?
What are the most effective means of providing clean water in different settings? How are the latest innovations in emergency sanitation performing? How can women menstrual hygiene needs best be met in humanitarian situations? The course is valuable and very relevant to those in need of more technical input for their work as well as those in management of an organization which offer water and sanitation services and they are short of basic technical and theoretical background.
By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able
• Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing
• Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the
context of community development
• Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including
drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion
• Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health.