Water-borne diseases are endemic in Fiji with 20 reported typhoid outbreaks since 2005, an outbreak of dengue affecting 27,000 in 2013-14 and a three-fold increase in leptospirosis since 2016.
The Watershed Interventions for Systems Health in Fiji (WISH Fiji) project seeks to optimise water, sanitation and catchment management, improve outbreak response and minimise the impact of water-borne diseases.
By developing and testing real-time mobile tools to optimise water, sanitation and catchment management and training cross-sectoral teams to improve outbreak response.
- University of Sydney Press Release
- Planetary Health Alliance Case Study on WISH Fiji project
- University of Sydney News Story on Alliance Case Study
Click here to access the second WISH Fiji podcast discussing how the changing climate.