WASH

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How Bad Is It? Using the 'Right' Tools for Assessing WASH in Healthcare Facilities

A 2015 report from UNICEF and WHO found that limited data exists on the status of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCF).  Few assessments have been conducted and even fewer collect data beyond the basic coverage of WASH within a HCF. In order to determine the extent of the problem and develop an action plan to address gaps, more comprehensive assessments are needed.

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Biodiversity Integration Water and Sanitation Reference Sheet

Natural ecosystems capture, store and purify water, allowing biodiversity programming to complement and protect water and sanitation investments. Similarly, by improving waste water treatment and increasing water use efficiency, water and sanitation programming reduces the pollution of aquatic ecosystems and lessens the amount of water taken from rivers or lakes.

Project

Pastoralist Areas Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program

USAID/Ethiopia seeks to support the improvement of access to clean and sustainable water sources for target communities in the Afar, Oromia, and Somali Regions of Ethiopia.

In order to improve access to water in these regions, it is recommended that additional boreholes be drilled in strategic locations, and existing non-functional boreholes be repaired where feasible and the original causes of inoperability can be determined and corrected.

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Infographic: Increasing Access to Improved Water and Sanitation in Haiti

Access to clean water and improved sanitation is fundamental to preventing the spread of water-borne disease like cholera. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti supports the Haitian National Directorate of Potable Water and Sanitation to build and monitor essential water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and strengthen the national water and sanitation workforce. This infographic details some of their efforts

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of USAID/Nigeria’s Livelihood Project – WASH and Nutrition Component (IR3)

The 5-year Feed the Future (FtF), Nigeria Livelihoods Project (2013–2018), implemented by Catholic Relief Service, supported impoverished households in Nigeria to boost their agriculture production and incomes, and improve nutrition. The project involved four main components of cross-sectoral community-based interventions. This cost-effective analysis (CEA) focuses on the WASH and nutrition component, designed to promote optimal nutrition, provide water and sanitation access, and improve hygiene practices through interventions in WASH and nutrition areas. 

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Integrated Community Based Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene WASH

In Ethiopia, despite increases in water supply and sanitation coverage in rural areas and a favorable policy environment, only an estimated 30% of the rural population had basic drinking water service, and as few as 4% had basic sanitation in 2015 (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme). As assessed by UNICEF Ethiopia, 60-80% of communicable diseases are attributed to low levels of access to safe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene services, while poor WaSH is a major contributor to mal- and undernutrition[1].

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Introducing the WASH Systems Academy

The WASH Systems Academy is a new dynamic online platform will be available to assist WASH sector professionals in applying a WASH systems strengthening approach. If you are at the start of your career or are a senior WASH expert that wants to understand what a systems strengthening approach entails and how you can integrate it in your work, this free resource is for you.

Training

Online Training: WASH Systems Strengthening – the Basics

This is the inaugural course of the WASH Systems Academy. It consists of nine interactive and engaging sessions dedicated to topics such as the origins and rationale for a systems strengthening approach, hygiene promotion, service ladders, and how to leave no one one behind—among many other topics

Training

IRC WASH Systems Academy

The WASH Systems Academy is an online learning platform developed by IRC to empower professionals around the world with the knowledge and tools they need to create lasting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

Ensuring that water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services last requires holistic thinking and strong systems in place. With the WASH Systems Academy free online courses, everyone can get to know the basics of how to deliver resilient water and sanitation services and be part of the change needed to leave no one behind.