Country materials

Examples and case studies from programmes in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, East Africa, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda and Vietnam.

Ghana - Girl-friendly toilets for schoolgirls: helping adolescent girls

At all times, adolescent girls need facilities that provide privacy and security to avoid risk of harassment. The designs and services should ensure that all school girls have (1) separate latrines from boys, (2) water for washing, and (3) free or subsidized sanitary napkins. The development organization Plan International (Ghana) being acutely aware of this, took up the challenge and decided to develop a model ‘girl-friendly latrine’.

Ghana final girl friendly toilets SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (165.7 kB)

India - Karnataka: SSHE in Mysore District (Waterlines)

School sanitation and hygiene education in Mysore District (Karnataka, India)

Focuses on a holistic integrated approach which involves both the ‘hard’ ware as well as ‘soft’ ware issues in school sanitation and hygiene education. By Manoj Kumar and Mariëlle Snel, Waterlines, Volume 19, No. 2, October 2000

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India - Management and Capacity: Scaling up SSHE in Alwar District, Rajasthan

This case study focuses on management and scaling up of WASH in schools in Alwar District, and then examines how this could relate to expansion of the program across the entire state.

India Alwar final scalingup SSHE case studies_WEB.pdf (256.0 kB)

India - Management and monitoring of SSHE in Tamil Nadu, India

A Geographical Information System (GIS) was used to implement and manage the project. Using GIS maps in district and regional workshops helped improve interdepartmental coordination.

India Tamil Nadu final monitoring SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (596.8 kB)

India - Planning and teambuilding for SWASTHH in Jharkhand and Bihar

Since 1996, UNICEF has been supporting the implementation of the School Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE) programme in Bihar. The SWASTHH project was launched in Bihar with a workshop in June 2000. The present EDworkshop was held from 16 to 22 March 2001 in Ranchi.

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India - The School Health Clubs Project in Kerala

The primary objective of SEUF is to create awareness among the population about the value of water, the importance of handling it in a sanitary way and how to improve the sanitation and hygiene conditions of people in the project area. This ensures that people participate in rural water supply schemes. It was as a component of this objective that SEUF launched the School Health Club Programme in 1989. SEUF believes that children have more potential to affect changes in their families than their elders. The School Health Clubs are considered as complementary to other programmes in relation to the management of drinking water and sanitation. In the initial phases, activities were concentrated on classes V to VII (age group 10-12). Later the programme expanded to involve all classes.

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Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH

In this podcast, experts talk about hygiene promotion, handwashing and behaviour change, highlighting an experience in Bhutan.

Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH