Training Agency: Capacity Africa Training Institute
Application Deadline: 30th April 2019
Training Dates: 1st May 2019- 31st July 2019
Capacity Africa is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) course Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1stof every month
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.
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