Posts filed under ‘Hygiene’

2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 03-07 October 2011

Organised by: Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

Main themes:

  • freshwater availability & climate change adaptation
  • Southeastern U.S. water challenges
  • human rights and ethics
  • small community water, sanitation and hygiene
  • peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene
  • hygiene behaviours and household water treatment

Abstract deadline: 01 May 2011

For more information go to conference website

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WASH Conference 2011, Brisbane, Australia, 16-20 May 2011

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Coordinated by: Water and Sanitation (WASH) Reference Group in conjunction with AusAID
Managed by: International WaterCentre and International WaterForum

The WASH conference and training program will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on WASH services provision in developing countries including; water supply systems (in villages, towns and cities); household toilets and sanitation facilities in public and shared areas (such as schools, clinics and markets); and hygiene promotion from community-based to campaign approaches.

Target group: WASH professionals from the public and private sectors; donors and regional actors; government staff from developing countries; international and local NGOs working in WASH; academics; and students.

Themes:

  1. Functional and environmental sustainability
  2. Behaviour change and social sustainability
  3. Institutional sustainability
  4. Financial sustainability

Call for abstracts
Abstract deadline: 09 February 2011

For more information go to the WASH Conference 2011 web site.

December 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm 3 comments

Global Handwashing Day, 15 October 2011

Global Handwashing Day logoInitiated in 2008 by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap, Global Handwashing Day is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies and individuals around the globe.

In 2010, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials in 80 countries lathered up for the third annual Global Handwashing Day on 15 October 2010.

Web sitewww.globalhandwashingday.org

December 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm 7 comments

Access and Behavioral Outcome Indicators for WASH Programming, Webinar, 02 March 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST (USA)

An online discussion, led by monitoring and evaluation specialist Orlando Hernandez, about a new publication from the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project, “Access and Behavioral Outcome Indicators for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene,” and how to apply these indicators to WASH programming.

Register here

February 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies, RedR India, India, 09-12 March 2010

This course module helps participants to create hygiene awareness in emergencies and enable communities to take appropriate action through effective participation. Theory, practice and hands-on experience are all built into this intensive four-day module.

Course topics:

  • Water and Sanitation issues and its affect on public health
  • Hygiene Promotion Skills, Methods and Approaches
  • Communication strategy for behaviour change

The course helps participants understand the important link between ‘Water- Sanitation’- ‘behaviour change’ and ‘Health’ the entire training is built around this principle. This course, therefore systematically covers all the major components related to Hygiene Promotion.

Venue: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Contact: RedR India, e-mail: training [at] redrindia.org, tel.: +91 20 3291 2532, Tel/Fax:+91 20 25446659

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February 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Global Handwashing Day, 15 October 2009

Initiated in 2008 by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap, Global Handwashing Day is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies and individuals around the globe.

The driving theme for Global Handwashing Day is children and schools, and the main objectives of this global celebration are:

  • Foster and support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap.
  • Shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country.
  • Raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap

Get involved and download the Global Handwashing Day Planner’s Guide

Global Handwashing Day web site

September 21, 2009 at 10:02 am


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