Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
About the course
Promotion of hygiene and sanitation has traditionally been based on directives, training and guidelines targeting individuals and households .However these messages rarely led to significant improvement in hygiene behaviour.
The poor state of top down didactic approaches has had little impact in transforming communities to change their behaviours to counter this problem there is need to use participatory methods
PHAST is participatory approach that has a ultimate goal to improve the health and living conditions of the poor. PHAST uses visual tools and techniques to stimulate the participation of community members in promotion of improved hygiene and sanitation. Through the improvement of people understanding of water –sanitation and hygiene –health relationships, PHAST enhances permanent changes in hygiene behaviour and community involvement. The understanding and involvement of community members form a sound basis for sustainable community management of water sanitation facilities, in terms of operation and maintenance
Who can benefit from this course?
This course is designed for management and field staff of communities based organizations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Government bodies and development partners. Public Health Officers, Health managers and Community Health workers who want to improve the impact on the ground and develop sustainable sanitation interventions. Head teachers and teachers in charge of health clubs or WASH clubs
The sponsoring agency understands that the course fee amounts to:
Tuition: US$ 1,480 (2 weeks); US$950 (1 week); US$650 (3 Days)|
Accommodation: US$ 780 (2 weeks); US$380(1 week); US$165 (3 days)|
Medical Insurance: This is optional for a fee of US$ 350, However, they will be asked to submit either their insurance policy or a letter from the sponsor indicating the responsibility held by the sponsor for any medical costs.