Online Certificate Programme in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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Course Background

Inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is still a big a challenge to many communities and this impacts on the livelihood, wellbeing and health of many people across the world. According to a joint programme by UNICEF and WHO it has been established that more than 844 million people do not have an access to basic drinking water. In addition, it is estimated that more than 2.3 billion people do not have an access an access to basic sanitation services while more than 892 million people worldwide are still practising open defecation as of 2017. The UN’ SDG6 aims at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. In line with this objective, HumanitarianGlobal.com has collaborated with world’s best WASH experts to prepare an introductory course in WASH which aims at empowering more people to steer this goal. This online programme will help you kickstart your career in WASH sector that will play a critical role in impacting the world towards achieving a healthy and sustainable world.

Course Objectives

  • Understand fundamental principles and approaches in WASH
  • Gain knowledge on the practicalities around community water supply and waste management
  • Develop a better correlation between WASH and environmental Health as well as Public Health
  • Learn remedial measures which can help in addressing current WASH issues in third world and developing countries

Course Outline

1.0 Module 1 – Introduction to Wash
1.1 Introduction To Water, Sanitation And Hygiene
1.2 Global Availability Of Fresh Water
1.3 Right To Water & Sanitation – Un Global Development Goals
1.4 Post 2015 Wash Development Agenda
Module 1 Assignment Questions

2.0 Module 2 – Sanitation & Hygiene
2.1 Sanitation In Schools
2.2 Sustainable Sanitation
2.3 Hygiene Improvement
2.4 Disease Transmission Routes & The F‐Diagram
Module 2 Assignment Questions

3.0 Module 3 – Cross‐Cutting Issues in Wash
3.1 Participation
3.2 Gender
3.3 Environment
3.4 Inclusion of Most Vulnerable (People With HIV/Aids, Elderly & Disabled And Children)
Module 3 Assignment Questions

Final Exam Questions

Target Group

This programme targets the following professionals:

Development workers, managers, education officers, public health and heads responsible for hygiene, environmentalists, donor agencies, NGOs, governmental organizations, managers and leaders in community-based organizations as well as anyone who is seeking to enhance their professional skills.

Programme Delivery

This programme is offered in a duration of 3 months with end of module assignments being scheduled on a monthly basis. In the last final month of the learning period, the student will be required to undertake to sit for a final examination in addition to a monthly assignment. The delivery of this programme is purely online where the participant will be granted an access to an e-learning platform. The content of this programme will be in form of interactive video tutorials, pdf manual and PowerPoint presentation slides which have been prepared by world’s best professionals in MEAL field. Online support in the learning platform is offered on a 24/7 basis while ensuring that our team of facilitators offer guidance and academic support to the participant at all times.

Why Choose HumanitarianGlobal.com

  • A reliable e-learning platform supporting learning on the go
  • Interactive learning materials
  • Flexible learning experience
  • World-class learning infrastructure
  • Course Moderator is always on standby to support participants throughout their study
  • Build Successful Networks
  • Expert faculty with vast experience

Course Fees



The intake for this programme is in progress and the participants can study at their own pace without being confined to a predefined schedule. Kindly visit our website for more details on registration or write us an email using the email address provided below.

Website: Humanitarianglobal.com

Email Address: info@humanitarianglobal.com

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