Watershed Interventions for Systems Health - WISH

Lead: Associate Professor Joel Negin, University of Sydney

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 will develop and test real-time mobile tools to optimise water, sanitation and catchment management to reduce the incidence of outbreaks. It will also train cross-sectoral teams to improve outbreak response and minimise the impact of water-borne diseases.


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

Funding: $2,010,000

University of Sydney Press Release