Disaster risk management for health: water, sanitation and hygiene

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.

VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018 VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Cartagena, Colombia 20-22 June 2018.
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