Health

Tackling the silent killer: The case for sanitation

“Tackling the silent killer: The case for sanitation", written by Oliver Cumming, published by WaterAid in July 2008. This paper does not seek to privilege sanitation at the expense of other sectors but prioritise sanitation, alongside safe water, as part of an integrated approach to development.

This paper asserts that improved sanitation could bring the single greatest reduction in these deaths. The existing evidence points to poor sanitation being a major factor in approximately 2.4 million child deaths annually.

Baseline Survey of UNICEF-DFID Assisted Districts

This paper presents an analysis of the baseline surveys of 12 UNICEF-DFID-Assisted districts under the Child’s Environment Project in 2001. The selected districts were in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The key parameters considered were the use of toilets within households, communication strategies used and improved hygiene practices at home.

School Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygeine Education: India

“School Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Education: India”, technical note on water supply, sanitation, and hygiene education has been prepared and published in 2004 by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). to help programme implementers in informed decision making and build comprehensive and clear understanding on School Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (SSHE).

Simple facts about menstrual health and hygiene

“Sharing simple facts”, which have been developed and published in 2008 by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This booklet on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is intended for adolescent girls and young women. It looks at useful information about menstrual health and hygiene.

Provision of water supply and sanitation to villages

The story titled “The provision of water supply and sanitation to villages in Orissa” has been made available from the website of Asian Development Bank under the section of Country Water Action: India in April 2006. The study presents that Gram Vikas, a non-government organization working with the rural poor of Orissa, has pioneered mechanisms that ensure building sustainability in water and sanitation in as well as brings communities together, and serves as a springboard for collective action in Gram Vikas’ other programs.

Total Health Education Programme in Chennai

“TOTAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMME Chennai City Corporation Schools, Tamil Nadu, India”, which have been developed and published by the Chennai City Corporation, and supported by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Health Education & Promotion International (HEPI).  This document details the Total Health Education Programme that has now become a part of the Chennai Corporation school curriculum which has a fixed syllabus, training materials are ready and available, there is an extensive teacher training schedule, seeking to share best practices and the reasons for success.

Incinerator for School Toilet Waste

The paper titled “Incinerator for School Toilet Waste Case Study: Tamil Nadu” has been developed and published by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). This case study is about the use of incinerator for school toilet waste in Tamil Nadu where innovative low cost technology incinerator has been developed for proper disposal of sanitary wastes.

CDD-WATSAN Project in Ganjam and Kandhamal

The case study titled “CDD-WATSAN Project in Ganjam and Kandhamal – An Assessment 1991-96” has been developed and published in 2004 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This paper discusses the Control of Diarrhoea Diseases-Water Sanitation (CDD-WATSAN) project Ganjam and Kandhamal districts in Orissa from 1996 to 1999. A comparison of final impact assessments of the 2 districts is presented in terms of changes in the access to and use of water and sanitary facilities within households and primary schools, and improved hygiene practices and diarrhoea management at home.

CDD-WATSAN Project in Medinipur

The case study titled “CDD-WATSAN Project in Medinipur – An Assessment, 1991-2001” has been developed and published in 2004 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This paper discusses the Control of Diarrhoeal Diseases-Water Sanitation (CDD-WATSAN) project carried out since 1991 in the district of Medinipur, West Bengal. A comparison of three studies — baseline, mid-term review and the final impact assessment — is presented. The key parameters considered were the use of water and sanitary facilities within households and primary schools, and improved hygiene practices at home.

Nightsoil-based biogas plants in Maharashtra

The case study titled “Making nightsoil-based biogas plants viable in Maharashtra’s Pune district” has been written by Dr. S V Mapuskar in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It presents Dehu village of Maharashtra’s Pune district, where some families allow their neighbours to use their toilets for a nominal maintenance charge making attached biogas plants economically viable. The strategy has also eased the village Panchayat’s responsibilities for human nightsoil management and reduced environmental pollution due to open defecation.

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