Country materials

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

Pakistan - Improving teaching: health education in Pakistan

This case study addresses the questions: can programs be effective when they focus on capacity building and educational methodologies alone? What can be expected from such interventions?

Pakistan final C2C SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (129.2 kB)

Senegal - Building for life – Senegal. A holistic approach towards WASH in schools

Case study about the ‘Building for Life’ package, which aims to promote a secure and healthy learning environment, together with effective hygiene practices.

Senegal final educ reform SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (357.8 kB)

Sierra Leone: Rural WASH in Schools Programme

NestBuilders International (NBI), an international development research consulting firm, was contracted by UNICEF Sierra Leone to carry out a baseline study to collect information on the WASH situation in schools across six districts in Sierra Leone. Across the entire six districts, not one school meets the ‘WASH is Schools standard’. The trends and analysis have been outlined throughout this report and one thing is clear: developing child-friendly WASH in schools is a matter of urgency. With no schools currently up to standard, and the majority lacking facilities, with little to no governance of WASH in schools there is a large gap between the current status and the envisioned outcomes of the WASH in Schools Programme.

WASH in Schools Programme in Sierra_Leone_Baseline Report_UNICEF.pdf (2.7 MB)

Somalia - CHAST “Children’s Hygiene And Sanitation Training” in Somalia

This case study describes the CHAST methodology, which is part of an integrated approach working on different but parallel levels for greater impact.

Somalia final CHAST SSHE case study_WEB.pdf (244.9 kB)

Uganda - Scaling up School Sanitation Programmes at the national level

The UNICEF School and Community Hygiene and Water Programme (SCHWP) covered 105,040 children, and was able to apply lessons learnt from the WES programme. Having inherited schools with an estimated pupil:cubicle ratio of 700:1 they reduced it in their 235 schools to 86:1. 97.2% of the schools were provided with latrines with concrete slabs, making maintenance much easier; 99.6% of them had separate latrines constructed for girls and 17% had washing rooms for the girls; 85% of the schools have had safe water installed; 60% have had handwashing facilities built next to the latrines. A study has revealed a high level of knowledge of sanitation issues among the pupils.

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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