WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Global Manual for WASH Implementers

February 14, 2014 · 0 comments

WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Global Manual for WASH Implementers, 2013.

Stephanie Ogden, et al.

We intend this manual to serve as a practical guide to WASH practitioners working to implement, support, and sustain WASH interventions at the country level. This manual will equip WASH-implementing organizations with the knowledge they need to target their interventions to NTD-vulnerable communities; to engage in and promote collaborative monitoring for NTD-specific health outcomes; and to communicate the impact of WASH on the NTDs for the purposes of advocacy and policy change.

Why Should WASH Practitioners Care about the Neglected Tropical Diseases?Worldwide, at least one billion people are infected with one or more of the 17 NTDs—and two billion more may be at risk of infection. As diseases of poverty, many NTDs occur in areas with limited access to water and sanitation, and where hygiene practices, household infrastructure and health services are limited.

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