Bucket chlorination (where workers stationed at water sources manually add chlorine solution to recipients’ water containers during collection) is a common emergency response intervention with little evidence to support its effectiveness in preventing waterborne disease. We evaluated a bucket chlorination intervention implemented during a cholera outbreak by visiting 234 recipients’ homes across five intervention villages to conduct an unannounced survey and test stored household drinking water for free chlorine residual (FCR).
Menstrual hygiene is integral to women's health and has a lasting impact on women's education, livelihoods and security: keystones to their empowerment. It is clear, however, that little or no account is taken of the issue of menstrual hygiene in humanitarian response plans for refugees. As part of the WSSCC/UN Women Joint Programme on Gender, Hygiene and Sanitation in West and Central Africa, a study was conducted by the Demographic Education and Research Institute (IFORD) in