Welcome to the Introduction to water, sanitation and hygiene course. WASH is a key part of many humanitarian response programmes. This online course describes what the UNICEF WASH programme does and why it’s important.

This introduction is a single elearning module. The full course - which is only available on UNICEF's Agora platform - includes additional modules and resources. 

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Is this course for me?

This module is suitable to humanitarians at any level of seniority, of either technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's WASH programme. 

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Explain what WASH does
  • Explain the importance and impact of WASH
  • Describe the UNICEF WASH programme
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 30 minutes to complete. 
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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.