Watershed Interventions for Systems Health (WISH)

Where: 

Fiji

What we aim to achieve:

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. This project seeks to optimise water, sanitation and catchment management, improve outbreak response and minimise the impact of water-borne diseases.

How we will achieve it:  

By developing and testing real-time mobile tools to optimise water, sanitation and catchment management and training cross-sectoral teams to improve outbreak response.

Partners:

  • University of Sydney
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services
  • Fiji National University
  • World Health Organisation

 Additional Donor: 

Funding: 

$2,010,000

Program Manager:

Professor Joel Negin

    For more information:

     

     

    Podcast: Building healthier communities

    Hear Dr Aaron Jenkins, University of Sydney and Edith Cowan University; Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai, Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji and Suli Batikawai, WASH Coordinator for Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Service.
    Donald Wilson

    Podcast: Supporting resilient watersheds

    Hear Dr Aaron Jenkins, University of Sydney and Edith Cowan University, Dr Donald Wilson, Fiji Institute of Pacific Health Research and Dr Stacey Jupiter, Wildlife Conservation Society talk about adapting practices in a changing climate.