|This Is EHP|
The Environmental Health Project (EHP) began a second five-year contract in June 1999, under the direction of the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition in USAIDís Bureau for Global Health (BGH/HIDN). EHP provides access to a broad range of capabilities for missions and bureaus wishing to include environmental health preventive components in health or environment programs, while advancing the state-of-the-art of these components.
EHP has two objectives. The principal objective is to reduce mortality and morbidity in children under five, by improving environmental conditions or reducing exposure to disease agents associated with infectious diseases of major public health importance. EHPís second objective is to provide a mechanism for access by diverse interests within USAID to a broad range of expertise in environmental health.
What We Do
EHP strives to provide global leadership in the development, implementation, and promotion of new and improved, cost-effective environmental health interventions.
EHP provides leadership and field support in diarrheal disease prevention through safe water supply, adequate sanitation and hygiene promotion at the household and community levels. EHP advocates the Hygiene Improvement Framework, which is an integrated approach that combines access to hardware, hygiene promotion and enabling environments.
EHP provides assistance to ministries of health to improve control programs for malaria and other vector-borne diseases, including the provision of technical assistance and improved tools for surveillance, operational research and vector control.
EHP assists nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other groups working in health, population and the environment (natural resource management) to link and integrate delivery approaches and activities. The central hypothesis of this activity is that integrating natural resource management with health and population will make these projects more effective and sustainable.
EHPís Information Center provides search and referral services to answer questions or gather information on environmental health, disseminates reports and publications, and manages information-sharing networks on key topics.
Clean water and adequate sanitation are necessary in diarrheal disease prevention. However, to bring about the desired health impact, access to safe water and sanitation systems should be part of an integrated approach. EHP has developed the Hygiene Improvement Framework, which is an integrated approach that combines access to hardware, hygiene promotion, and enabling environments. (Photo courtesy UNICEF.)
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Other members of the consortium:
, bringing expertise in surveillance, natural resources management, and grants administration.
International Science and Technology Institute, bringing expertise in tropical/vector-borne diseases and information management.
John Snow Inc., bringing expertise in health policy, epidemiology, health/hygiene education, and surveillance.
The Manoff Group, bringing expertise in behavior change, community involvement, and social marketing.
RTI International, bringing expertise in policy/regulation, health financing, municipal services, air pollution, and risk assessment.
Training Resources Group, bringing expertise in institutional strengthening, organizational development, and training.
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, bringing expertise in tropical disease/malaria and operations research.
is sponsored by the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition,
Bureau for Global Health, of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Last modified August 18, 2004