Hygiene & Sanitation Promotion for Emergency contexts - Online Certificate Course

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Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related diseases contribute to high mortality and morbidity rates in emergency and post-emergency situations. Even in the absence of an emergency, diarrhoea kills over 2,195 children per day worldwide (WHO and UNICEF, 2012). During protracted war and conflict in particular diarrhoeal diseases can often kill more people than the conflict itself. Therefore, hygiene and sanitation promotion will go a great way in curbing the cases of diarrhoea and reducing its impact in terms of morbidity and mortality among populations in emergencies.

Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion is the centerpiece for a successful WASH intervention in emergency contexts. Effective hygiene and sanitation promotion is based on dialogue and interaction with affected communities; working in partnership with them forms the basis for successful and accountable programming.

Better emergency response in public health is achieved through better preparedness. Such preparedness is the result of targeted capacity building and knowledge development by governments, humanitarian agencies, local and civil society organizations, communities and individuals to anticipate and respond effectively towards emergency situations. It is upon this premise that IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has organized a training to build the capacity of key humanitarian actors on effective hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergencies.

Who should attend this training?

Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies (UN, government and non-governmental agencies) including project managers, officers and assistants working in the WASH sector.

What are the key aspects of the training?

  • Concepts of hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergency settings;
  • Key hygiene and sanitation standards and monitoring indicators in emergencies (e.g. SPHERE standards);
  • Tools and methods for hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergencies;
  • Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergencies;
  • Practical facilitation skills through in-house simulation activities and field activities.

What are the main training objectives?

The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:

  1. To build the capacity of trainees to impart knowledge to communities in emergency situations on prevention of diarrhoeal diseases and other WASH-related diseases;
  2. To equip trainees with practical skills for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergency contexts;
  3. To introduce trainees to key hygiene and sanitation standards and monitoring indicators in emergencies (e.g. SPHERE);
  4. To equip trainees with community mobilization skills for hygiene and sanitation promotion in emergency setting.

What learning approach and language will be used in the training?

The entire training will be facilitated in English.

The training method of delivery will consist of interactive webinar sessions, Videos, articles, reference materials, quizzes and assessments.

When is the training period?

16th to 20th August 2021

Inquiry on the course

For more information, send an email to training@iphdcinternational.org or call +254 (20) 2345572.

Fee information

The training cost is US$ 350 which will cover the tuition fees, learning materials and certification.

How to register

Interested individuals should complete our Course Application Form and submit it to training@iphdcinternational.org before 15th August 2021.