Watershed Interventions for Systems Health - WISH
What we aim to achieve:
A reduction in the incidence of water-borne diseases; typhoid, dengue, and leptospirosis in Fiji
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.
- University of Sydney
- Edith Cowan University
- Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services
- Fiji National University
- World Health Organisation, Geneva
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.