Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Course Overview
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.

Course Objectives:
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.

Module 1
a) Introduction to Water. Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
b) Global Disease Burden
c) Assessing Public health Patterns in Emergencies
d) Effective WASH interventions

Module 2
a) Hygiene Promotions
b) Water Supply standards and Water Quality
c) Water and Sanitation initials need Assessments
d) Health Promotions and Community Participation

Module 3
a) Water and Sustainable Development
b) Community participation and Management
c) Cost and cost-effectiveness of WASH
d) Water Technologies) Maintenance of Water Supply Systems

Module 4
a) Disease and Disease transmissions
b) Diseases in Population
c) Water and Environmental Sanitation Programmes
d) Sanitations
e) Municipal Solid Waste Management


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 6 months

Language: English

Target Audience: Global

Format: Online and Distance Learning 


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Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org

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