Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH)

Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH)

Start Date : 5th October 2018.

It is estimated that over 1.2 billion people globally lack access to safe clean drinking water and a further 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate and comfortable sanitation. WHO (2005), estimates that 1.6 million die yearly from diarrhea and cholera which have been attributed to inaccessibility to clean drinking water as well as basic sanitation services. 90 of the figure is from children who are below five years and the trend is rampant in developing countries.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are some of the basic needs for human health to lead a normal life. WASH is a practical way of leading people from poverty since every person will be productive and money used to treat the diseases associated with dwindling levels of sanitation and clean water can be used in developing the economy.

After decades of investments, an estimated of the words population especially those in third world countries remain with unreliable and unsafe water. Access to safe water is essential for the health, security, livelihood and quality of life and is especially critical to women and girls as they are the most affected and at the same time they are the ones to be burdened with the issues of collecting water.

Access to safe human waste disposal methods is crucial for the health and well-being of a community. Lack of the same leads to higher costs of living to the community through pollution of rivers, ground water and higher incidence of air and water borne diseases.

Course objectives

By the end of the course the learner should have garnered knowledge and skills on;
• The links between water, sanitation and
• The nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases
• Effective hygiene promotion in a crisis context
• The complexity of delivering safe water and sanitation in an emergency
• The standard equipment used in the field for emergency WASH response
Course modules
The course modules include the following
• Introduction to Cleanliness
• Hygiene Concepts
• Sanitation Education
• Public Health
• Solid and Liquid Waste Management
• Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance
• Water and Sanitation related Diseases
• Hydrology and Geology
• Ecological and Environmental Protection
• Project Work and research

Minimum entry requirements

Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable.

2.2 The following shall be eligible for admission.
a) Holders of a Bachelors degree from a recognizable University
b) Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognizable Institution.


The cost of the course is USD1200


a) The Entire course Duration is one Year (2 semesters)
b) Candidates shall be expected to Submit 10 Assignments (Continuous Assessment test) that Account to 70 % of their Work and a Project Paper at the Tail end of the course, which accounts to 30 % of the course Work.

Mode of delivery of the proposed programme
Online/distance learning

Application Procedure

Applicants should fill out a detailed Application form and sent it back via email to the undersigned.

The Academics Manager
Africa Center for Project Management Studies (ACPM)
Email: [email protected]
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