HIA & HE | Health Impact Assesment & Hygiene Education

Awareness building and impact assessment
Improved sanitation reduces the risk of infections and diseases such as diarrhoea. However, technical solutions and the improvement of awareness and hygiene behaviour have to be put into operation together. The involvement of beneficiaries is a key factor.
Hygiene Education is a necessary component of any sanitation intervention and designed in a demand-responsive manner. It raises awareness among users about the benefits of improved sanitation and the risks arising when appropriate hygiene behaviour is neglected.
Health Impact Assessment serves as an evaluation of the potential health impacts results from a certain policy, programme or project, thus contributing to proper planning. Moreover, it shows where improvement is necessary (especially gaps that can be closed by HE) and facilitates the evaluation of the long-term results of sanitation projects. 

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