Online Diploma in Water and Sanitation from 1st August to 31st January 2018


Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Diploma in Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. The course is offered through Distance Learning.

Start Date: 1st August 2017
End Date: 31st January 2018

Course Overview:
According to the latest estimates of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), released in early 2013 (collected in 2011), 36 per cent of the world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 768 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.**
The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs.
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:
• Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries
• Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development
• Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion
• Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health

Module 1 introduction
a) Introduction to Water. Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
b) Global disease Burden
c) Assessing Public health Patterns in Emergencies
d) Effective WASH interventions

Module 2 WATER
a) Hygiene Promotions
b) Water Supply standards and Water Quality
c) Water and Sanitation initials needs Assessments
d) Health Promotions and Community Participation

Module 3
a) Water and sustainable Development
b) Community participation and Management
c) Cost and cost effectiveness of WASH
d) Water Technologies
e) Maintenance of Water Supply Systems

Module 4
a) Disease and Disease transmissions
b) Diseases in Population
c) Water and Environmental Sanitation Programmes
d) Sanitations
e) Municipal solid Waste Management

Course Organizers:
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (www.africadevelopmentresources.org6141) is an organization that was founded in 1999 as a capacity building expert and a development think tank that proposes solutions for development problems facing third world countries with a big project portfolio in Africa.
We have delivered timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development sector. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, co-funding agencies, International and local NGOs, Government agencies and private sector firms. We have conducted successful consultancies for many organizations.
After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected
to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and
Assignments: There are ten assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% project paper or examination will account for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma and a course transcript.
Diploma and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
Period: Six Months course
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
Course Starts from 1st August 2017
Course Ends: 31st January 2018
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
Email: [email protected]