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Water, sanitation and hygiene: Good practice guidelines

Guidance on sustainability, behaviour change, gender and environmental sensitivity

2016

A demonstration of a tippy-tap in Burundi. This device allows people to wash their hands without touching the bottle, minimising the risk of spreading bacteria and infectious diseases.

A demonstration of a tippy-tap in Burundi. This device allows people to wash their hands without touching the bottle, minimising the risk of spreading bacteria and infectious diseases. Photo: Tom Price/Tearfund

Tearfund is committed to equitable access to water and sanitation which is sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, sustainable and affordable. Hygiene promotion leading to sustained behavioural change should also be integral to any water and sanitation project.

These guidelines include the principles of good water, sanitation and hygiene practice. They also discuss the importance of sensitivity in the areas of gender, conflict, the environment, children and HIV.

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