Handbooks and manuals

Mum's Magic Hands

Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old. Handwashing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrhoeal disease by up to 48% but knowledge of its importance for disease prevention is not always reflected in practice. Oxfam, Unilever's Lifebuoy soap and Unilever's Chief Sustainability Office have developed Mum's Magic Hands, an interactive approach based on storytelling which uses field tested, emotional and health motivators to promote effective hand washing in communities affected by emergencies.

Date: 9 November 2018

Female-friendly public and community toilets: a guide for planners and decision makers

The 'Female-friendly guide', published in October 2018 and written by WaterAid, UNICEF and WSUP, is designed primarily for use by local authorities in towns and cities who are in charge of public and community toilets. It's also useful for national governments, public and private service providers, NGOs, donors and civil society organisations who play a role in delivering these services.

Date: 9 November 2018

New WHO Guidelines on Sanitation and Health

The World Health Organisation have developed new guidelines on sanitation and health because current sanitation programmes are not achieving anticipated health gains and there is a lack of authoritative health-based guidance on sanitation. The new guidelines summarise the evidence on the effectiveness of a range of sanitation interventions and provide a comprehensive framework for health-protecting sanitation, covering policy and governance measures, implementation of sanitation technologies, systems and behavioural interventions, risk-based management, and monitoring approaches.

Date: 15 October 2018

Gender-Responsive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Key elements for effective WASH programming

Effective gender-responsive programming in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector can contribute to progress towards gender equality and important WASH results. This document outlines essential elements that WASH practitioners should take into account at all points in the programme cycle in order to enhance a gender-responsive approach to their work.

Date: 3 January 2018

Frontières Numéro 10: Égalité et non-discrimination (EQND) dans les programmes d’assainissement à l’échelle (1e partie/2)

Il est prouvé qu’un programme d’Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC) bien facilité qui tient compte des gens susceptibles d’être défavorisés et les fait participer de manière proactive peut présenter de nombreux avantages. Faute de quoi, cela peut avoir, et aura souvent, des impacts négatifs et cela rendra les programmes et l’obtention du statut FDAL non durables.

Date: 27 November 2017

Fronteiras Edição 10: Igualdade e Não-Discriminação (IGND) em programas de saneamento de grande escala (Parte 1 de 2)

Um programa bem-facilitado de saneamento total liderado pela comunidade (Community-Led Total Sanitation, CLTS) que proactivamente tem em conta e envolve pessoas que podem estar em desvantagem revelou ter muitos benefícios. A falta de um programa desta natureza pode ter e muitas vezes terá impactos negativos e tornará os programas e o ODF insustentáveis.

Date: 12 October 2017

WASH and Health Practitioners MHM Training Manual (India)

The materials in this publication were developed, tested and commented upon across five Indian states through one-on-one interviews with people in different age groups, focus groups, and discussions held in various settings including schools. A writer’s workshop was organised by WSSCC in February 2013 in Mumbai bringing together MHM Lab facilitators, designers, trainers and experts to develop the range of manuals and tools. Disability experts were a key part of the process of addressing this vital topic within the context of MHM and in developing this publication.

Date: 22 May 2017
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