Water sanitation hygiene

Fact sheets

Four categories of Fact Sheets are provided. The first set addresses emergency situations specifically. The second broadly covers a wide range of environmental sanitation issues that will be useful beyond the immediate emergency situation. The third gives information on various vector-borne diseases that need to be monitored in the context of an emergency situation. The fourth provides information on how water and sanitation impacts on a number of specific diseases.

Updated technical notes on WASH in emergencies

These updated technical notes, revised from the 2011 version based on more recent WHO recommendations and evidence from the field, provide specific information on topics that include rehabilitating small water supplies, water treatment, including at the household level, solid waste disposal and emergency sanitation issues and essential hygiene measures.

Fact sheets on environmental sanitation generally

These documents are intended for those dealing with the difficult task of identifying priorities and promoting and implementing programmes in environmental sanitation at the country level.
They covers four major areas: planning; water supply; sanitation; and hygiene education. However, in the present context, only fact sheets on water supply and sanitation are relevant.

Fact sheets on vector borne diseases

This section contains information on four vector-borne diseases of importance in connection with emergency situations, namely Dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, cholera, and typhoid.

Fact sheets on water and sanitation related disease

These Fact Sheets provide information on a variety of diseases or health-problems that are affected by water and sanitation. They range from microbiological and chemically-related diseases to issues such as anaemia, drowning, and spinal injury.