SEHER Health and Hygiene program provides expertise and interventions aimed at saving lives and reducing illness through global access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene. The WASH program’s long-term prevention and control measures reduce the severe impact of WASH-related diseases by improving health, reducing poverty, and increasing economic development.
- Making Water Safe to Drink.
- Improving Hygiene and Sanitation to Prevent the Spread of Disease: Improving the efficacy, sustainability, and integration of hygiene and sanitation interventions
- Responding to national Emergencies and Outbreaks: Deploying emergency response and outbreak investigation teams at the request of foreign governments
- Controlling and Eliminating Disease: Identifying WASH-related factors needed to control or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) like Guinea worm disease.
- Identifying and Characterizing Disease: Investigating the agents and causes of illness, such as diarrhea, to provide critical health data for decision making
- Training and Educating about WASH: Developing model programs and materials for public health staff training and community health promotion.