Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions can interrupt diarrhoeal disease transmission and reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality associated with faecal-oral infections. We know that a rapid response of effective WASH infrastructure and services can prevent or lessen the impact of diarrhoeal outbreaks that can exacerbate human suffering accompanying humanitarian crises. In this review summary, we present an overview of current knowledge about what works to prevent disease in emergency WASH response.
Brown, J.; Jeandron, A.; Cavill, S.; Cumming, O. Evidence review and research priorities: Water, sanitation, and hygiene for emergency response. (2012) 37 pp.