Diploma in Water,Sanitation and Hygiene
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Water,Sanitation and Hygiene Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.
Overall Course Overview:
According to the latest estimates of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), released in early 2013 (collected in 2011), 36 per cent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.** The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs. Course Objectives: By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:
• Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries
• Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development
• Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion
• Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health.
Course Outline:Module 1 introduction
a) Introduction to Water. Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
b) Global disease Burden
c) Assessing Public health Patterns in Emergencies
d) Effective WASH interventions
a) Hygiene Promotions
b) Water Supply standards and Water Quality
c) Water and Sanitation initials needs Assessments
d) Health Promotions and Community Participation
a) Water and sustainable Development
b) Community participation and Management
c) Cost and cost effectiveness of WASH
d) Water Technologies
e) Maintenance of Water Supply Systems
a) Disease and Disease transmissions
b) Diseases in Population
c) Water and Environmental Sanitation Programmes
e) Municipal solid Waste Management
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org