World Health Organization data shows that 1.7 million deaths a year are attributable to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. 54.2 million disability adjusted life years (DALY) are caused by unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene – each DALY represents the loss of one year of equivalent full health. Interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene practices have been shown to reduce sickness from diarrhoea by between one-quarter and one-third.

Communities can examine existing hygiene behaviors, practices, traditions and understand how transmission of disease takes place and how it can be prevented at a household level. Girls who are unable to access clean safe water, separate toilets and handwashing facilities at school are much more likely to drop out.

Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) training supports water, hygiene and sanitation projects by increasing hygiene awareness within communities.

The course equips community workers working with vulnerable communities – where there is low water and sanitation coverage, with technical skills that is appropriate in WASH programming.


This course aims to increase WASH practitioners’ knowledge in water, sanitation and hygiene and how to improve community hygiene behaviours, prevent diarrheal diseases and encourage community management of water and sanitation facilities.


At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the relationship between water and health;
  • Understand the broader area of hygiene promotion and sanitation program;
  • Increase self-esteem of community members
  • Empower community to plan environmental improvements and to own and operate water and sanitation project facilities


This course is for managers (working for NGOS, financial institutions, government financial analysts etc.) responsible for planning and managing risks who struggle to make the best possible hazard preparedness and response plans and strategic decisions. It is also ideal for professionals who want better understanding, analysis and response capacity to risks from natural hazards.

Training Methods

This training course use adult participatory pedagogical methods below:

  • Participatory Lecture Method
  • Group discussion
  • Brain storming
  • Questioning and Answering
  • Power point presentation
  • Role play
  • Group work

The target groups are humanitarian and development management practitioners, non-governmental workers and government staff.

Detailed Course Description

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Cost: USD 720 for individuals; 680 for groups above 10 participants.

Training fee includes conference package (training venue, tea/coffee, lunch, snacks, wifi etc)

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