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WASH in Healthcare Settings During Emergencies Training Workshop

This workshop is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) practices in healthcare settings during emergencies. The training will cover foundational principles, emergency preparedness, implementation strategies, and considerations for specific health impacts, including communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health, gender, and Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) health.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 Days

Course Objectives
  • Understand the importance of WASH in healthcare during emergencies.
  • Recognize the impact of inadequate WASH on public health.
  • Explore planning frameworks for WASH in healthcare emergency response.
  • Develop strategies for effective emergency preparedness.
  • Demonstrate the implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene measures in healthcare settings.
  • Identify and address challenges related to WASH in healthcare emergencies.
  • Understand the link between WASH and communicable diseases.
  • Recognize the impact of WASH on non-communicable diseases.
  • Address the unique needs of maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health during emergencies.
  • Integrate gender-sensitive and disability-inclusive approaches in WASH strategies. 
Training Programme
Module 1: Foundations of WASH in Healthcare 
  • Importance of WASH in healthcare during emergencies.
  • Impact of inadequate WASH on public health. 
Module 2: Emergency Preparedness and Planning 
  • Planning frameworks for WASH in healthcare emergency response.
  • Strategies for effective emergency preparedness. 
Module 3: Implementation of WASH Measures
Module 4: Health Impacts of WASH 
  • Link between WASH and communicable diseases.
  • Impact of WASH on non-communicable diseases. 
Module 5: Special Considerations for Vulnerable Populations 
  • Unique needs of maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health during emergencies.
  • Gender-sensitive approaches in WASH.
  • Addressing the health needs of Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in emergency 
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.


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