UNICEF Publications

The situation of water, sanitation and hygiene in schools in the pan-European region

10 Nov 16

Adequate access to water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) is every human’s and child’s right. Ensuring WASH accessibility in schools is encompassed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is a priority area under the Protocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. This publication summarizes the status of WASH in schools in the pan-European region.

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Three star approach for WASH in Schools - UNICEF publication

12 Sep 13

The Three Star Approach for WASH in Schools is designed to improve the effectiveness of hygiene behaviour change programmes. The approach ensures that healthy habits are taught, practised and integrated into daily school routines. GIZ is one of the co-publishers of this book. 

UNICEF_Field_Guide-3_Star-Guide.pdf (4.6 MB)

WASH in ALL Schools: Making it a reality

10 Jun 13

These are the proceedings of the April 2012 South Asia Regional Conference on WASH in Schools. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss issues and create awareness and understanding of key approaches and lessons learnt in WASH in Schools and review best practices in the region. For the first time in India both the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Human Resource Development have committed to joint action to develop strategies and approaches to scale up sustainable WASH in Schools.

Read more or download WASH in Schools conference report_India.pdf (1.6 MB)


Local Pastor becoming Change Agent under the Cluster Approach

Kanweri, 62-year-old, is a pastor living in Kyamuhemba Village, Kisomoro Sub-County, Uganda. She spent most of her time on pastoring at the church and used her church services as an excuse to avoid constructing proper WASH facilities at her home as well as practicing good hygiene habits. She argued that she is not strong enough to excavate pits for latrine and rubbish and that she does not have a stable source of income to employ someone to do the work for her.

Local Pastor becoming Change Agent under the Cluster Approach