Contributing to the WHO Standards for WaSH in Schools

"The inclusion of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), necessitates the development of national, regional and global estimates of WASH in schools (WinS) coverage to track progress over time...[Core questions and indicators for monitoring WASH in Schools in the Sustainable Development Goals] presents recommended core questions to support harmonized monitoring of WinS as part of the SDGs..agreed upon by the Global Task Team for Monitoring WASH in Schools in the SDGs, convened by the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water and Sanitation (JMP).

Dr. Pavani Ram contributed to the development of these standards and has contributed widely to the development of working groups and sub-groups within the Joint Monitoring Programme with aims to reach the Sustainable Development Goals in WASH.

Students and faculty at UB have conducted the first pilot of the instrument, having collected quantitative and qualitative data, and facilitated international workshops in partnership with the Appropriate Technology Centre in the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment.

Pavani Ram

Founding Co-lead, Community for Global Health Equity