water treatment

Article

Short-Term Interventions Address Health Care Facility Deficiencies

When responding to outbreaks of cholera, typhoid fever, Ebola virus, and other infectious diseases the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) often works with partners to improve drinking water safety and hygiene in health care facilities (HCFs). Typical engagements include distributing locally made, portable handwashing and drinking water stations; providing education; and supplying soap for handwashing and products for onsite chlorination of drinking water.

Article

Deploying WASH Technicians to Improve WASH Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Haiti’s National Potable Water and Sanitation Directorate (DINEPA in French) to improve drinking water quality in Haiti's rural areas. This work, which began after the start of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 and continued through 2018, is aligned with the Global Water Strategy Strategic Objective 1: to increase sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, as well as Strategic Objective 4: to strengthen water sector governance and institutions.  

Communities of Practice

International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

The International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS Network) is a World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund initiative bringing together over 150 key stakeholders worldwide to promote and scale up the adoption of practices and technologies that improve the quality of household drinking water for vulnerable populations. The informal network format emphasizes flexibility, participation and creativity to support coordinated action.

Water Currents

Water Currents: World Water Day 2018

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Emergency WASH

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Video

Water for Jordan

Since 2000, USAID has provided more than $700 million to strengthen the water sector in Jordan.

USAID/Jordan published this video to help mark World Water Day 2017 and show how water treatment efforts in Jordan are contributing to greater local water security and improving quality of life.  In the video description, USAID/Jordan expresses gratitude to the "water heroes" working in the water sector who are working hard to deliver clean water to homes in Jordan.

 

 

Evaluation

USAID/Haiti - PROMARK Project - Mid-term Evaluation

The PROMARK Project, a contract funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Haiti and implemented by Population Services International (PSI), the prime contractor, started in 2009. Its primary goal is to improve the health of the Haitian people by using social marketing to advance healthy behaviors through behavior change communication (BCC), health product promotion, and sales strategies. Though the project works nationwide, it focuses on rural and remote areas and underserved populations.