Online Diploma Programme in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

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Course Background

It is estimated that 2.2 billion people do not have an access to safely managed drinking water services while 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. These statistics are worrying and the continued increase of unsafe hygiene practices are a health hazard to many people across the globe. The impacts of poor sanitation and hygiene practices have led to an increase in child mortality rates with more than 297,000 children under five years dying from diseases such as diarrhoea which is caused by poor, sanitation and hygiene drinking unsafe water. Thus, effective intervention is needed to reduce spread of such diseases which will alleviate suffering and ultimately save lives. When more people such as local emergency response workers develop a good understanding of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) strategies more lives will be saved. To help in these efforts, HumanitarianGlobal.com has worked with world’s best WASH specialists to develop a comprehensive online diploma programme in WASH that will help participants to acquire enhanced knowledge and expertise in this practice area.

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to WASH and learn more about water quality issues.
  • Develop in-depth understanding about sanitation in schools and emergencies.
  • Understand appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices in our communities
  • Understand about the linkage between sanitation, health, nutrition, agriculture and food security.
  • Learn more about hygiene and disease transmission.
  • Gain knowledge about the various types of Hygiene

Course Outline

1.0 Module 1 – Water Quality Issues

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Water Safety Plans

1.3 Water Treatment

1.4 Water Quality Surveillance & Testing

Module 1 Assignment Questions

2.0 Module 2 – Sanitation

2.1 Sanitation in Schools

2.2 Emergency Sanitation

2.3 Sustainable Sanitation

2.4 Sanitation Link to Health, Nutrition, Agriculture & Food Security

Module 2 Assignment Questions

3.0 Module 3 – Hygiene & Disease Transmission

3.1 Hygiene Improvement

3.2 Disease Transmission Routes & The F-Diagram

3.3 Hygiene Perspectives at Household Level

3.4 Hygiene Perspectives at Community Level

Module 3 Assignment Questions

4.0 Module 4 – Hygiene Types

4.1 Personal Hygiene

4.2 Environmental Hygiene

4.3 Domestic Hygiene

4.4 Food Hygiene

Module 4 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 6 months with end of module assignments being scheduled on a monthly basis. In the last 2 months of the learning period, the student will be required to undertake a real project that aims at assessing implementation of learnt skills and concepts in a real work environment before proceeding to sit for a final exam in the final month. 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, a pdf manual and PowerPoint presentation slides which have been prepared by world’s best professionals in WASH field. Online support in the learning platform is offered on a 24/7 basis while ensuring that our team of facilitators an 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 of 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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