WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR
The Environmental Health Project welcomes
Sandra Callier as the new director of the project. She will join EHP
on February 19, 2002.
Ms.Callier has over twenty-five years work
experience in international development.
Most recently, she served as the Project Director for the
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Design Support (MEDS) project. She has an
M.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University,
concentrating in Economic Development and Latin American Studies.
Ms. Callier will succeed Dr. Massee Bateman
who will be joining USAID/India as the Child Survival Advisor.
We are delighted to welcome her aboard
COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN BENIN
For information on the Benin activity, please
contact Chris McGahey ([email protected])
A team of governance and anthropology specialists has been
mobilized by EHP to document lessons learned from community management
of environmental health in Benin.
Since September 1999, EHP has been working with USAID/Benin
to optimize decentralized decision-making related to diarrheal disease
prevention in selected medium-sized towns in Benin. This
partnership project which engaged citizens and government in local
communities, resulted in the provision of much wanted and much needed
public latrines under well-structured management. Participatory
community health communication (PCHC) with �natural groups� in the
communities has ensured proper use of the latrines by thousands of
users and has led to improved hygiene behavior such as hand washing by
users when leaving the facility.
WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE ACTIVITIES
Improving the validity and reliability of water, sanitation,
and hygiene (WSH) indicators and data collection methods is a core
activity that EHP pursues at both the international level and the
At the international level, EHP is collaborating with the
WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP), the USAID-funded
Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) project,
the InterAgency Working Group on Household/Community Integrated
Management of Childhood Illnesses, and the Water Supply and Sanitation
Collaborative Council, to improve and strengthen WSH indicators
collected through large-scale surveys, such as the Demographic and
Health Surveys and the UN Children�s Fund (UNICEF) Multiple
Indicator Cluster Surveys.
At the program level, EHP is collaborating with USAID
missions in a number of activities, including testing WSH indicators and
data collection methods in several field programs including those in the
West Bank, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, India, and
Nicaragua. In the West Bank, for example, in addition to testing
the water quality, EHP is testing the use of intestinal parasite
prevalence as an approximation of health outcomes. The project is
also compiling and reviewing WSH survey questionnaires and data
collection methods to develop an annotated instrument and assessment and
planning guideline for program managers, and collaborating with the
Child Survival Collaborations and Resources (CORE) Group to develop a
WSH module for rapid health facility assessment and school hygiene and
For more information on EHP�s
activities related to monitoring and indicators, please contact Eckhard
Kleinau ([email protected]).
OF MALARIA AND VECTOR CONTROL THROUGH THE PRIVATE SECTOR
In collaboration with EHP, the Support for Analysis and
Research in Africa Project, and the Child Survival Technical Support
Project, the Child Survival Collaboration and Resources (CORE) Malaria
Working Group convened a workshop, �Fresh Air: Malaria Technical
Update,� from November 26 to December 1, 2001, at the African Medical
and Research Foundation (AMREF) Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya.
More than 150 participants from 53 organizations including
non governmental organizations (NGOs), UNICEF, WHO/Geneva, WHO/AFRO and
representatives from commercial insecticide and mosquito net manufacturers
and distributors.attended the workshop which provided a venue for the
private sector (NGOs and commercial partners) to share experiences and
identify opportunities for collaboration in malaria and vector control.
Materials and information are posted at http://www.childsurvival.com/documents/workshops/malaria/index.htm.
The workshop generated important next steps for
collaboration and cooperation among the NGOs, the commercial sector and
WHO�s Roll Back Malaria Initiative. Next steps identified include
coordinated strategy development and implementation at the regional and
country levels; collaboration on operations research and monitoring and
evaluation particularly related to community-based treatment and safe
motherhood programs, and integrated vector management including vector
control �beyond bed nets�; and last but not least, collaboration on
technical information exchange (including electronic media such as the EHP
Malaria Bulletin) and capacity building.
For more information, please contact
Michael Macdonald (mailto:[email protected]).
EHP Activity Report 105, Operations and Maintenance
Strategy for Community-Managed Rural Water Supply Systems in the Dominican
Republic: Technical Assistance to Acueductos Rurales, Instituto Nacional
de Aguas Potables y Alcantarillados, Santo Domingo, September 16�October 4,
2001, is now available electronically on our web site at (http://www.ehproject.org/live/Rptspub.html)
This report documents work carried out as part of the
technical assistance that EHP provided to Acueductos Rurales, a department
of the Dominican Republic�s Instituto Nacional de Aguas Potables y
Alcantarillados (National Water Supply and Sewage Institute).The report
analyzes Acueductos Rurales� opportunities and constraints, and
identifies a strategy and pilot project designed to provide Acueductos
Rurales in helping rural communities develop, operate, and maintain water
supply and sanitation systems.
USAID/Dominican Republic provided
financing for the technical assistance. If you would like hard copies
of the report, please contact (mailto:[email protected]).
to Malaria Bulletins
The main topics or countries
discussed are given in parentheses.
2001 (EHP Handwashing
Publication, West Bank, Asia and the Near East, PAHO�EHP Partnership)
2001 (Benin, Sustainable Sanitation in Small
Towns, DR Congo, Peru Behavior Change)
August 2001 (India,
Eritrea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, BBIN Network, information
June 2001 (Mozambique,
Madagascar, Nepal, Dominican Republic, indoor air pollution consultation,
Nairobi SIMA Conference)
(Central America handwashing initiative, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Eritrea, Nepal, Bolivia)
2001 (Nicaragua, Madagascar, Africa, DDT cost comparison)
Activities, E-Newsletter, National Malaria Control Programs in 4 African
Countries, Congo, Decentralization in Latin America, Peru, WSSCC Forum,
Global WS&S Assessment from WHO/UNICEF)
Dominican Republic, Madagascar, SANICONN)
EHP and E-conferences)
2000 (Nicaragua, Malaria
Vaccine Development, "Water for the World")
2000 (Nicaragua, International
Consultation on Indoor Air Pollution)
March 2000 (Benin, South Africa,
February 2000 (Nicaragua, Paraguay,
Ukraine, Mozambique and Eritrea)
EHP Lessons Learned)
Issues by Country
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