Water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies

Description:
This chapter discusses the importance of improving water, sanitation, vector control and hygiene in emergency settings.
Learning objectives
  • ƒ To explain the relationship between the environment and water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases;
  • ƒ To present standards and key indicators related water supply, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies;
  • ƒ To provide basic information about control measures for improving environmental conditions;
  • ƒ To discuss the importance of addressing long term needs of the community at the onset of the emergency and throughout its duration. 

The Johns Hopkins and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies
http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-refugee-and-disaster-response/publications_tools/publications/_CRDR_ICRC_Public_Health_Guide_Book/Chapter_8_Water_Sanitation_and_Hygiene_in_Emergencies.pdf

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