The Hygiene Centre is at the forefront of knowledge development and research into the areas of:

Some of the ways that Hygiene Centre staff test their research ideas is by conducting field trials, collecting and analysing data, and undertaking consumer research.

The accumulated evidence is disseminated as widely as possible.

As part of the WELL Resource Centre, Hygiene Centre staff have contributed to fact sheets in the following areas:

Environmental Sanitation
Environmental Health
Water Supply

They have been written primarily as responses to FAQ's and reflect current thinking within the water, sanitation and environmental health sector. Regional annexes are also available, as are Country Notes and Briefing Notes.

Handbooks and Guidance Manuals

Some of the guidance documents prepared by Hygiene Centre staff in collaboration with other organisations are available as PDF's and links.


A selection of publications produced by Hygiene Centre staff are presented under the following headings:

Hygiene and Hand washing
Sanitation and Water Supply
Household Water Purification
Behaviour Change
Policy and Implementation


These documents contain practical advice and guidance for field workers as well as policy makers and their advisors.

We hope that the information we provide here will be useful to public health practitioners worldwide.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our work or services.

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