Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into Ebola Response

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The Guidance Note: Integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into Ebola Response aims to provide streamlined guidance and practical insights to support Ministries of Health, organizations and agencies seeking to integrate menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into their Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response. This guidance note was informed by a global desk review and key informant interviews with global experts involved in a range of EVD response efforts in Africa over the last decade.

Closing the Gender gap in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - Programme Guidance

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

This programme guide is intended to support humanitarian staff primarily working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in South Sudan to actively prepare and encourage more women to enter the WASH sector at all levels – community, technical and leadership. The recommendations, checklists and matrixes contain information about how to break down the current barriers and create, and maintain, an enabling environment for women’s participation and leadership.

Preparing to be unprepared

Publication year
2018
Emergency type
Country

Decision Making and the Use of Guidance on Sanitation Systems and Faecal Sludge Management in the First Phase of Rapid-Onset Emergencies

   

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Innovation Catalogue: Second edition

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

Why publish a second edition of the WASH Innovation Catalogue?

Most of the WASH innovations in the first edition of our catalogue have continued to progress significantly on the path to scale, and we frequently add exciting new innovations to our portfolio.

We are pleased to publish this second edition of our WASH Innovation Catalogue, which contains a range of new evidence and innovations and ensures that information and contact details on the projects are up to date so you can get in touch for more information.

Water infrastructure in fragile- and conflict-affected states

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

The key weaknesses identified in water infrastructure systems in urban and peri-urban areas in FCAS are:

  • Internal displacement increases demand for water in urban areas as well as increasing wastewater discharge. Sewage systems are poor.

  • Alternative service providers which are unregulated, more expensive and of lower quality.

  • Naturally where the state is not functioning, coordination of water services and funding is lacking. This includes unclarity of roles and decision-making powers.

Response to Cholera Outbreaks - Area Targeted Interventions and Community Outbreak Response Teams

Publication year
2020
Emergency type

This operational guideline authored by UNICEF WASH Gregory Bulit and Monica Ramos, supports the establishment of case area targeted interventions (CATI) with dedicated community outbreak response teams (CORT) in a country affected by cholera. Annexes include tools to set-up, implement, monitor and evaluate the team responses. Inquiries: Greg Bulit and Laure Anquez

Surface Water Treatment in Palorinya Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Publication year
2020
Emergency type
Country

MSF has intervened recently in several contexts where large-scale surface water treatment has been a significant feature of the WatSan response – Gambella (Ethiopia), Central African Republic (CAR) and Bentiu (South Sudan) are some examples. The impact of these interventions has been significant. Surface water treatment, if feasible, has better potential for covering the needs of a population in the immediate phase of a response than groundwater. It is simpler, cheaper and, usually, does not involve contracting services beyond basic construction activities. 

Tiger Worm Toilet Manual

Publication year
2018
Emergency type
Country

To date, over 900 TWT's (Tiger Worm Toilets) have been built and trialled across four countries by Oxfam in a range of settings including urban, peri-urban and camps. Trials have also been run by other organisations as well as installations by the private sector. They have been proven to work in both household and shared communal camp settings. However, the learnings show that TWTs are not the solution to all sanitation problems. This manual aims to present considerations for TWTs and provide a guidance for implementation based on globally relevant learnings from Myanmar.