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Disaster risk management for health: water, sanitation and hygiene

Source(s):  Public Health England (PHE)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:

This fact sheet about water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and disaster risk management for health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management consideration.

WASH key points: WASH saves lives in both routine and emergency situations; WASH is a priority action in the response to emergencies; the main objective of WASH programmes in disasters is to reduce faeco-oral transmission of disease; providing WASH services helps people return to their normal daily activities after a disaster.



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  • Disaster risk management for health: water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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