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Are you a teacher and looking for training materials?

Our School Activity Collection assembles various activities on the vital topics of WASH, energy conservation, biodiversity and waste management.

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UNICEF (2015)

Growing Healthy
Things that girls need to know

Menstruation is a sign of health, growth, and development for girls. It is part of the transition from being a girl to womanhood.

This is a child-friendly material intended to teach girls about their periods. It has practical information presented in an approachable manner, covering common questions about menstruation, tips on how to handle the transition, and myths about periods. …

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WHO, UNICEF (2019)

WASH in health care facilities
Practical steps to achieve universal access to quality care

The purpose of this document is to present eight practical actions that Member States can take at the national and sub-national level to improve WASH in health care facilities. It also summarizes the global response to the UN Secretary General’s Call to Action. This document is a companion to the WHO and UNICEF JMP 2019 SDG baseline report for WASH in health care facilities (available in the …

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WHO (2017)

Water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT) (English, French, Spanish, Arabic)
A practical guide for improving quality of care through water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) have collaborated to produce the WASH FIT tool in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

This tool is designed for use by health care facility managers and health care staff e.g., the chief medical officer, financial administrator, doctors, nurses and persons in charge of managing water and waste. The WASH FIT guide contains practical step-by-step …

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WHO and UNICEF (2019)

WASH in Health Care Facilities
Global Baseline Report 2019

The WHO/UNICEF JMP has expanded its global databases to include WASH in health care facilities. The 2019 global baseline report includes harmonized national estimates as well as regional and global estimates for 2016.

The Key messages for sanitation are:

In 2016:
1. 18 countries and only one SDG region had sufficient data to estimate coverage of basic sanitation services in health care …

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WHO, UNICEF (2018)

Core questions and indicators for monitoring WASH in health care facilities in the Sustainable Development Goals

WHO and UNICEF, working with the Global Task Team for monitoring WASH in health care facilities (HCF), have developed a set of core questions and indicators for WASH in HCF, in support of monitoring WASH in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The indicators include definitions for basic water, sanitation, hand hygiene, health care waste management, and environmental cleaning services. …

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UNICEF & WHO (2018)

Core Questions and Indicators for Monitoring WASH in Schools in the SDGs - Update 2018

This updated document presents recommended core questions to support harmonised monitoring of WASH in schools as part of the SDGs. The questions map to harmonised indicator definitions of “basic” service and to service ladders that can be used to monitor progress. They are intended for use in national or sub-national facility surveys and census questionnaires.

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WHO & UNICEF (2016)

Core Questions and Indicators for Monitoring WASH in Schools in the SDGs

Through expert consultations, the JMP has developed core questions for monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene at home, schools and health centres. The document contains core and expanded indicators related and specific to MHM and infrastructure in schools.

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Abraham, B., Monse, B., Schlenk, J. & Wendland, C. (2018)

Sustainable WASH in Institutions and Gender Equality
Scope and Focus of Working Group 7

The scope and focus document of SuSanA Working Group (WG) 7 Sustainable WASH in Institutions and Gender Equality (Leave No One Behind – in communities, schools and other institutions)

WG 7 has two goals:
a. To strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools and other institutions within community
structures. To learn more about the work of WG 7 in the field of WASH in schools, …

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Fit For School (2017)

WASH in Schools Operation & Maintenance Manual
FIT for School

This manual is used in selected schools in the Division of Batangas in the context of researching the conditions to improve O&M of sanitation facilities in public elementary schools in the Philippines. Users of this manual are highly encouraged to provide feedback on their experience using this tool to improve the next edition. The learnings of this research project are supporting the further …

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WaterAid (2017)

Gender Equality and Disability Inclusion within water, sanitation and hygiene
Exploring integrated approaches to addressing inequality

Addressing gender inequality and disability rights is critical to a rights-based approach to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. Rights-based WASH should reflect all human rights principles, including ‘equality
and non-discrimination’, and ‘participation and inclusion’. Approaching WASH with an inclusive lens is essential for achieving universal acces.

This paper centres …

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Wendland, C., Yadav M., Stock, A. and Seager, J. (2017)

Gender, Women and Sanitation

Women and girls are especially affected by inadequate sanitation because of gender related differences - cultural and social factors - but also because of sex-related differences - physiological factors. Gender refers to the social differences and relations between men and women which are learned and often constructed and which differ in various societies and can change over time. 
There are …

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Grant M., Huggett C., Willetts J. & Wilbur J. (2017)

Gender Equality & Goal 6: The Critical Connection

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Goal 6) to ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ requires explicit attention to gender equality and inclusion. Universal access to safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and appropriate management of water resources will only be achieved if the rights of women and marginalised people are fulfilled. The …

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Balls, E. (2017)

Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy Brief

This policy brief summarises previous research on MHM and highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to this important topic. It then defines knowledge gaps which still exist and sets out clear recommendations for improving policy and programmes globally.

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Van de Lande, L. (2015)

Eliminating discrimination and inequalities in access to water and sanitation

This document UN-Water provides a summary on discrimination and inequality in the field of water and sanitation: it explains the concept of discrimination, details the human rights in regarding equity in the WASH sector and presents the course of action towards the elimination of discrimination and inequality.

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WASHplus (2015)

Teacher’s Guide to Integrating WASH in Schools

This Teacher’s Guide supports the teaching and learning about water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in Zambian primary schools. WASH is part of the new national curriculum, which was launched in January 2014. This guide provides technical content for the teacher to familiarize himself/herself with the subject of WASH. It also provides ideas and suggestions on how WASH content can be integrated …

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WHO, UNICEF (2015)

Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities
Status in low and middle income countries and way forward

This report presents for the first time a multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities in 54 low- and middle-income countries. WASH services provide for water availability and quality, presence of sanitation facilities and availability of soap and water for handwashing. The main focus of the results is on water availability as there were very …

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Cronk, R., Slaymaker, T., Bartram, J. (2015)

Monitoring drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in non-household settings: priorities for policy and practice
International journal of hygiene and environmental health

Inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) in non-household settings, such as schools, health care facilities, and workplaces impacts the health, education, welfare, and productivity of populations, particularly in low and middle-income countries. There is limited knowledge on the status of WaSH in such settings. To address this gap, we reviewed international standards, …

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Panesar, A. et al. (2015)

Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable (Volume II)

This publication is the second volume of "Making WASH in Schools ore Sustainable". Similar to Volume I, it showcases various approaches, both practical and innovative, to provide sustainable WASH solutions in schools around the world. The stories are not limited to the construction of water and sanitation systems but also show how these systems are operated and maintained through active …

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Jaritz, H. et al. (2015)

School Sanitation in Underserved Urban Areas in India

This publication is the background article to one of the case stories in the SuSanA case story collection “Making WASH in Schools more Sustainable” (Vol II.). It has been selected as one of the focus case stories on monitoring under the umbrella of the SuSanA Working Group 7 on school sanitation.
The project "School Sanitation in Underserved Urban Areas in India" has shown that in the …

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