Four categories of Fact Sheets are provided. The first set addresses emergency situations specifically. The second broadly covers a wide range of environmental sanitation issues that will be useful beyond the immediate emergency situation. The third gives information on various vector-borne diseases that need to be monitored in the context of an emergency situation. The fourth provides information on how water and sanitation impacts on a number of specific diseases.
Fact sheets on environmental sanitation in emergencies
These Technical Notes provide specific information on topics that include cleaning, disinfecting, and rehabilitating wells, boreholes, tanks and other small water supplies, solid waste disposal and emergency sanitation issues, disposal of bodies, and essential hygiene measures
Fact sheets on environmental sanitation generally
These documents are intended for those dealing with the difficult task of identifying priorities and promoting and implementing programmes in environmental sanitation at the country level.
They covers four major areas: planning; water supply; sanitation; and hygiene education. However, in the present context, only fact sheets on water supply and sanitation are relevant.
Fact sheets on vector borne diseases
This section contains information on four vector-borne diseases of importance in connection with emergency situations, namely Dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, cholera, and typhoid.
Fact sheets on water and sanitation related disease
These Fact Sheets provide information on a variety of diseases or health-problems that are affected by water and sanitation. They range from microbiological and chemically-related diseases to issues such as anaemia, drowning, and spinal injury.