Thursday, March 25, 2010

On the nexus of HIV/AIDS and safe drinking water and sanitation

These webinars are very helpful whether you are a funder, a practitioner, a policy wonk, or simply a sentient human who wants development to work better and in a more integrated fashion:

You are invited to a webinar hosted by the USAID Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) on Meeting the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS, on April 8, 2010, at 10 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York time, or GMT-5).

People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are at increased risk for diarrheal diseases, and are far more likely to suffer severe and chronic complications if infected. Recent evidence demonstrates the efficacy of hand washing, safe water and sanitation in reducing diarrhea among PLWHA by 25% or more.

This webinar will highlight why WASH matters for people living with HIV/AIDS, give an overview of HIP's approach to reducing diarrheal disease by promoting improvement in key hygiene practices for PLWHA and their families and care givers, and share WASH-HIV integration resources HIP has developed.

To register for the webinar, go to:

If you can't join us for this event, a recorded version of the webinar will be available on HIP's website at

Questions? Contact Patricia Mantey, USAID-HIP, tel. 202-884-8960, pmantey -at-

Please forward this invitation to other colleagues who may be interested in this topic.

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