By Susan Davis, Contributing Editor
Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Floods. Landslides. These kinds of disasters hit developing countries hardest and the people affected often lose everything. That includes their homes, water sources, water containers, and toilets.
When effectively implemented, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions can prevent or lessen the impact of disease outbreaks. However, several post-emergency evaluations show that to maintain positive impacts, aid organizations should think about how to ensure the sustainability of water and sanitation services as well as hygiene behaviors after the response is “finished.”
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