Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Standards for Schools in Low-cost Settings

These guidelines deal specifically with water, sanitation and hygiene, and are designed to be used in schools in low-cost settings in low- and medium-resource countries to:

  • assess prevailing situations and plan for required improvements;
  • develop and reach essential safety standards as a first goal; and
  • support the development and application of national policies.

The guidelines are written for use by education managers and planners, architects, urban planners, water and sanitation technicians, teaching staff, school boards, village education committees, local authorities and similar bodies.

Resource Info


Published by

World Health Organization (WHO)

Authored by

John Adams, Jamie Bartram, Yves Chartier, Jackie Sims


Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)