Water sanitation hygiene

Water, sanitation and hygiene standards for schools in low-cost settings

WHO 2009

Publication details

Editors: John Adams, Jamie Bartram, Yves Chartier, Jackie Sims
Number of pages: 51
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 154779 6



Adequate provision of water supply, sanitation, hygiene and waste management in schools has a number of positive effects and contributes to a reduced burden of disease among children, staff and their families. Such interventions also provide opportunities for greater gender equity in access to education, and create educational opportunities to promote safe environments at home and in communities.

This document provides guidance on water, sanitation and hygiene required in schools. The guidelines it contains are designed to be used in low-cost settings in low- and medium resource countries, and to support the development and implementation of national policies.