Study Session 14 Emergency WASH Behaviour Communication


Emergencies and disasters can occur anywhere and when they do, lack of clean water, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene practices put people at risk of contracting communicable diseases. Availability of WASH infrastructures and promotion of proper hygiene practices are of paramount importance when disaster strikes. The aim of emergency WASH communication is to enable people in emergencies to take actions to prevent or mitigate water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases and to facilitate community participation to improve their situation.

This study session will focus on promoting improved WASH practices in the context of an emergency and in particular on hygiene behaviour.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 14