Water Sanitation Health

Fact sheets on environmental sanitation

Introduction to fact sheets on hygiene education

Health education and communication are essential components for the success of any progamme to promote hygiene and prevent cholera. It is important to consider each stage of a programme to assess where uptake and effectiveness can be improved through a well chosen communication strategy. This series of Fact Sheets gives practical guidance on coping with health promotion issues within a cholera control programme.

Health promotion and hygiene education activities should be associated with measures aimed at providing a safe water supply, improving sanitation coverage, and enhancing food safety control.

The following fact sheets on hygiene education suggest activities to complement the overall planning and implementation of environmental sanitation, with particular emphasis on preventing and controlling cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases.