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Technical Books and Guidelines

WASH UNICEF Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies: A Briefing Paper

 This briefing paper is aimed at all those involved in facilitating hygiene improvement in an acute emergency context, especially WASH coordinators and programme managers. It aims to provide an overview of the focus and content of Hygiene Promotion interventions and why they must be integrated with hardware provision.

WASH OXFAM Minimum Requirements for WASH Programmes (2013)

 This paper is Oxfam's essential guide for WASH staff and partners. It describes the processes and standards that Oxfam WASH programmes should follow if they are to be carried out effectively, consistently and in a way which treats affected communities with respect.

WASH WHO Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Programming Guidance (2005)

 This document is about setting in place a process whereby people (women, children and men) effect and sustain a hygienic and healthy environment for themselves. It talks about developing a programme for more effective investment in sanitation and hygiene promotion.


Marcy Corps Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Guidelines (2008-2009) 

 These guidelines act to provide context, a toolbox and a how-to manual for Mercy Corps program managers looking to implement water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects or programs, regardless of previous experience.

WASH The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP)

 The JMP is jointly managed by WHO and UNICEF, and collaborates with partners at the country, regional and global levels.  The JMP monitors WASH at the household level and also in schools and health care facilities. JMP reports focus on inequalities in service levels between rural and urban, sub-national regions, rich and poor and other population sub-groups where data permit.

Global-WASH-cluster.jpg Global WASH Cluster

 The aim of the cluster approach is to strengthen system-wide preparedness and technical capacity. The GWC’s vision is that increased coordination and response quality and capacity of national WASH coordination platforms will result in the improved relevance, quality, coverage and effectiveness of WASH assistance provided to people affected by emergencies.

Situation-updates.png Sanitation Updates

 This news and opinion blog on sanitation is maintained by IRC and by USAID’s Water Team.

unicef-wash-field-note.jpg UNICEF WASH Field Note

 This is field note for Cholera rapid response in Zimbabwe. (File is only available as PDF in below)



WASH-Hygiene-promotion-in-emergencies.jpg WHO Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies

 This technical note explains why hygiene promotion is important in emergencies and describes how to carry it out.


CDC-how-and-when-to-wash-your-hands.jpg CDC How and When To Wash Your Hands

 This poster can be used to help educate people about good hygiene practices.

IFRC-community.jpg IFRC Community Message Tools

 This contains a variety of topics, such as washing hands, hygiene, etc.