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Environmental health promotion capacity building: A training guide based on CARE's hygiene promotion manual

Author(s): Morgan, Joy

Publisher: LSHTM | WEDC
Place of publication: London and Loughborough
Year: 2001

Series: WELL Studies in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health Task 515
Collection(s): WELL

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This manual is a practical manual on hygiene promotion for relief and development workers. The manual was developed with the support of CARE International after demand from its staff for guidance on how to implement promotion in emergencies. It is principally aimed at fieldworkers on programmes with a stated aim to reduce water and sanitation-related diseases. However, due to the wide number of approaches adopted towards hygiene promotion in this manual, the term hygiene promotion is used here in its wider context to be almost synonymous with environmental health promotion. As a result, the manual is also appropriate for community development, engineering and health workers involved in relief, rehabilitation and development work, in both rural and urban settings. The method underpinning promotion in this manual entails a commitment to a collaborative approach and the empowerment of people over factors that influence their lives. The training course described in this manual is designed to build capacity rather than merely provide information to participants.

Keywords:
Capacity building  |  Environmental health  |  Manuals  |  Training