Tag Archives: USAID Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP)

How to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into HIV programmes

Bery, R.; Rosenbaum, J. (2010). How to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into HIV programmes. Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization (WHO). 113 p. : 5 boxes, 7 tab. Bibliography: p. 59-70. – Includes glossary
ISBN 978-92-4-154801-4
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This document integrates Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices into HIV care. It draws on experiences from the USAID-funded Hygiene Improvement Project (USAID/HIP) . It contains guidance on implementing priority WASH practices, including WASH in global and national HIV/AIDS policy and guidance, and integrating WASH–HIV programmes.

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the document and some background on the evidence of the importance of WASH, the burden of unsafe water and sanitation, and effective WASH practices.

Chapter 2 provides guidance on the WASH practices that national HIV/AIDS programmes should implement as a priority, and outlines a recommended approach for improving WASH practices. The chapter includes detailed
descriptions of recommended practices such as steps for hand washing, strategies for treating water and methods of food handling.

Chapter 3 describes steps to integrate WASH into key HIV-related reference documents such as policies, guidelines and handbooks, on a national and global level.

Chapter 4 provides examples of specific language that can be used to modify HIV/AIDS policies and related materials, using safe drinking water as an example.

Chapter 5 presents interventions that could be considered for programme approaches for WASH–HIV integration, depending on local priorities and resources. The chapter includes practical case studies to provide snapshots of the types of integrated HIV–WASH interventions that different programmes are trying in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Viet Nam.

The annexes provide practical tools that can be adapted to the local context, and more detailed descriptions of the evidence and literature on WASH and HIV.

USAID HIP Webinar – WASH Friendly Schools, Sept 16, 2010

You are invited to a webinar hosted by the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) on WASH Friendly Schools, on September 16, 2010, 10 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

The desire to address the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools is gaining momentum worldwide. The lack of clean drinking water, toilet facilities for girls and boys and good hygiene practices in schools has a negative impact on the health and cognitive abilities of the entire school population, leads to absenteeism and affects girls especially hard.

This webinar will highlight HIP’s experience fostering a supportive environment and models for WASH-Friendly Schools in Madagascar and Ethiopia and materials developed to help schools become WASH-friendly.

If you can’t join us for this event, a recorded version of the webinar will be available on HIP’s website

Questions? Contact Patricia Mantey, USAID-HIP, tel. 202-884-8960, pmantey@aed.org

Please forward this invitation to other colleagues who may be interested in this topic.

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project – Sanitation Marketing for Managers

Sanitation Marketing for Managers: Guidance for Tools and Program Development. July 2010.

Full-text: http://www.hip.watsan.net/page/5007

Developed through HIP’s program in Uganda, this manual provides guidance and tools for designing a sanitation marketing program. It guides professionals in the fields of sanitation and marketing to 1) comprehensively assess the current market for sanitation products and services and (2) use the results of this assessment to design a multi-pronged sanitation marketing strategy.

What’s on tap for future programming in water, sanitation and hygiene?: Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) winding up

USAID’s Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) is completing its 6th and final year. The project will be sharing what has been learned and accomplished as well as exploring future directions in water, sanitation and hygiene programming at a special event at the AED Conference Center in Washington DC, USA, on 3 August 2010.

This event will highlight HIP’s innovative approaches to promoting three key behaviors (safe storage and treatment of water, safe disposal of feces and handwashing) including:

  • Working at scale
  • Integrating WASH and HIV programming
  • Sanitation innovations and sanitation marketing

For more information about the event, please contact Jessica Arnettat jarnett@aed.org or (202) 884-8352

To learn more about HIP, visit the website at www.hip.watsan.net

Source: HIP email, 02 Jul 2010

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project – WASH indicators report & webinar

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) – Access and Behavioral Outcome Indicators for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, 2010. HIP developed this publication for USAID and other organizations to measure indicators for handwashing, POU, and sanitation and provide guidance to implementers of WASH programs on what indicators to use to measure their programs’ achievements.

March 2, 2010 – USAID Hygiene Improvement Project Webinar – You are also invited to participate in a webinar about this new manual of indicators for WASH programming, on March 2, 2010 at 10 am Eastern Standard Time. Orlando Hernandez, HIP’s monitoring and evaluation specialist, will discuss this new publication and how program managers can apply these indicators to their WASH programs. To register for this Webinar, go to:

USAID – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvement Training Package

The USAID Hygiene Improvement Project has prepared a “Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Improvement Training Package for the Prevention of Diarrheal Disease” which provides information for organizations worldwide that seek to add WASH activities to their current programs or to start a diarrhea reduction program. It is intended to support the training of local outreach workers and their work in communities to promote improved WASH practices to reduce diarrhea.

The Training Package consists of three separate parts:

(1) a step-by-step “Guide for Training Outreach Workers,”

(2) an “Outreach Worker’s Handbook” for community outreach workers to use during and after training, and

(3) a “Collection of Resource Materials” to use as a source for visual aids.

This WASH training package is available on CD and online at http://www.hip.watsan.net/page/3396.

To request free copies of the CD send an e-mail to hip@aed.org.

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project – French language materials on sanitation and handwashing

Below are links to 2009 “Negotiation Tools” prepared by HIP for work in Madagascar:

Elimination des excrements: outil de negociation, 2009. (pdf, 416KB)

Laver les mains aux moments critiques: outil de negociation, 2009. (pdf, 991KB)

Properte de l’eau de boisson au foyer: outil de negociation, 2009. (pdf, 350KB)

USAID Hygiene Improvement Project – Instructional materials in hygiene

Below are links to useful instructional materials from the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project:

Amoeba & Water – This children’s book, developed by HIP Nepal partners UNICEF and ENPHO, provides information on the importance of safe drinking water for good health. (pdf, 2.87 MB)

MIKIKIR Card – English version of a field tool to assess hygiene practices at the household level. (pdf, 712 kB)

Plastic Pants – protecting bedding and linen from urine and feces (pdf, 55 kB)

Making a Commode (pdf, 74 kB)

How to Take Care of Drinking Water (pdf, 185 kB)

Opportunities for Sanitation Marketing in Uganda

In October 2007, a team of consultants from the Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) visited Uganda to determine if sanitation marketing would be a viable approach in Uganda, and to make specific recommendations to HIP and the donor community that would move the sanitation marketing agenda forward. This report presents the key findings and recommendations stemming from the trip.

The overarching conclusion is that sanitation marketing is both a viable and needed approach to increase sanitation uptake among rural households in Uganda. The team based its assessment on an analysis of the policy environment, formative research, and local-level conditions concerning Uganda’s rural household sanitation sector.

Download the publication here

Malawi – Integration of Water Sanitation and Hygiene into HIV/AIDS Home-Based Care Strategies.

In 2007, Catholic Relief Services and the Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) conducted a workshop in Malawi on the Integration of Water Sanitation and Hygiene into HIV/AIDS Home-Based Care Strategies.

The background and discussion papers, an annotated bibliography and the workshop final report are now posted on the Environmental Health at USAID website.