Topic outline

  • Welcome to the WASH & NTDs e-course!

    This is the dedicated page of the companion e-course for the WASH/NTD manuals found on You can access materials used in the e-course by clicking the module links below.
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  • Module 1: What are the NTDs and their connections to WASH?

    • Welcome and Introduction to the E-Course
    • Background on the WASH/NTD dialogue and progress (Stephanie Ogden)
    • Introduction to each of the 5 WASH-related NTDs (Dr. David Addiss)
      • What are the NTDs (together and individually)?
      • Why should the WASH sector care about NTDs?
      • Global burden and affected populations
      • Impacts of the NTDs on health, education, development
      • NTD sector strategies

    Module 1 Instructor biographies:

    Stephanie Ogden is the Senior Water Policy Advisor for the Water Team at CARE USA. Prior to joining CARE, Stephanie was the WASH Advisor and WASH/NTD Coordinator for the Task Force for Global Health, where she worked to encourage joint efforts between the WASH and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors and incorporate WASH into strategies for the long-term control of the NTDs.

    David Addiss, MD, MPH is the Director of the Children Without Worms (CWW) program at the Task Force for Global Health. Dr. Addiss leads CWW’s strategic program development and its collaboration with external partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, NGOs and other organizations involved in the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

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  • Module 2: WASH implementation for NTDs and the evidence base

    • The evidence base: WASH interventions for control of the NTDs (Dr. Matthew Freeman)
    • Specific WASH implementation for NTDs
    • Combined WASH approaches for multiple NTDs
    • Case studies of collaborative WASH for NTD control

    Module 2 Instructor Biography:

    Matthew Freeman is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the Rose Salmone Gangarosa Scholar in Safe Water and Sanitation. His work is focused on community- and school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in the developing world.  Several of his projects include applied research and learning in collaboration with development partners, such as CARE, WaterAid, Food for the Hungry, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children.

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  • Module 3: Targeting WASH implementation for NTD control and measuring impact

    • Tools to facilitate practical integration of NTDs into WASH programs (Dr. Rachel Pullan)
      • Mapping tools for the NTDs and how WASH practitioners can use them
      • WASH mapping at the sub-national level
      • Targeting WASH to communities at risk of NTDs       
      • Measuring impact of WASH on NTDs
    • Monitoring & Evaluation of WASH and NTDs (Susan Davis)
      • Joint monitoring of WASH’s impact on NTDs
      • Post-implementation monitoring of WASH 

    Module 3 Instructor Biographies:

    Rachel Pullan, MSci, MSc, PhD is an infectious disease epidemiologist based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with research interests in the epidemiology and control of parasitic diseases, particularly neglected tropical diseases. As well as general issues in spatial epidemiology, her work focuses on issues surrounding the distribution and health impacts of NTDs and malaria, including targeting and evaluating control programs.

    Susan Davis, MPH is the founder and Executive Director of Improve International, an organization finding ways to improve the responses to the world’s water and sanitation crisis. Susan has extensive experience in developing water and sanitation sector strategies, evaluating development programs and partnerships in 17 countries, and program design. She worked for leading international development organizations CARE, Water For People and WaterPartners International (now and served on the board of directors for the Millennium Water Alliance and on the steering committee for WASH Advocacy Initiative. 

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  • Module 4: Advocacy, messaging and policy around WASH and the NTDs

    • Advocacy 101 (Yael Velleman and Lisa Schechtman)
      • Goals of advocacy
      • How organizations can advocate for WASH/NTDs
      • Who to target with advocacy?
      • Creating messages/key advocacy points for WASH/NTDs
      • Case studies of collaborative advocacy
    • Current NTD global agenda and policy environment
      • Global and national momentum for WASH/NTDs
      • Opportunities for WASH/NTD advocacy
    • Closing remarks for e-course

    Module 4 Instructor Biographies:

    Yael Velleman, MSc is a Senior Policy Analyst on Health and Sanitation at WaterAid, leading WaterAid strategy and research agenda on health.

    Ms. Lisa Schechtman is Director of Policy and Advocacy at WaterAid America. She leads development and implementation of a US Government policy and advocacy strategy related to water and WASH, and advocates to multilateral agencies, US agencies and the US Congress. Her focus areas include expanding linkages between WASH and maternal and child health, nutrition, gender equality and poverty reduction efforts.

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