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Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce a Diploma in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Course. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
According to the latest estimates of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), released in early 2013 (collected in 2011), 36 per cent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.

The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:
- Understand Public Health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries
- Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development
- Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion
- Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:

Module 1

  1. Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  2. Global Disease Burden

  3. Assessing Public Health Patterns in Emergencies

  4. Effective WASH Interventions

Module 2: Fundamental Elements of Rights Systems

  1. Hygiene Promotions

  2. Water Supply Standards and Water Quality

  3. Water and Sanitation Initials needs Assessments

  4. Health Promotions and Community Participation

Module 3

  1. Water and Sustainable Development

  2. Community Participation and Management

  3. Cost and Cost Effectiveness of WASH

  4. Water Technologies

  5. Maintenance of Water Supply Systems

Module 4

  1. Disease and Disease Transmissions

  2. Diseases in Population

  3. Water and Environmental Sanitation Programmes

  4. Sanitation

  5. Municipal Solid Waste Management

Assignments: There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper counts for 30%, while the Final Exam accounts for 30% of the total mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Examination Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

Duration and Course Load: 24 weeks (5 to 6 hours per week)

Dates: (Six Months) Course Starts at 1st of Every Month

ParticipantsDevelopment Professionals

Regions: Global

Organizer:  Africa Training Institute

Language: English

Format: Web-based and Distance Learning Facilitated

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