WASH for Myanmar
Water and sanitation, together with food and shelter, are the most important human needs. Inadequate safe water, a lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices bring the danger of diarrhoea, cholera and other disease outbreaks. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing the spread of disease. Hand hygiene saves lives and is one of the most effective actions to prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus.
In this free course you will learn how the different elements of WASH can combine to keep the people of Myanmar healthy by reducing their risk of disease. The course is adapted by Myanmar academics for Myanmar school leavers who want to go on to higher education and for other individuals who want to understand the key areas of WASH and improve WASH services for their communities.It has 6 study sessions, each requiring 3 hours of study, a total of 18 hours of study. It is assessed by a quiz at the end of each of the 6 study sessions. A Statement of Participation is available for those successfully completing the quizzes.
The Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) project is enhancing distance learning in Myanmar by building the capacity of Higher Education staff and students, enhancing programmes of study, and strengthening systems that support Higher Educational Institutions in Myanmar. TIDE is part of the UK-Aid-funded Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) programme (www.spheir.org.uk). SPHEIR is managed on behalf of FCDO by a consortium led by the British Council that includes PwC and Universities UK International. The TIDE project will close in May 2021.