CartONG has been supporting the Public Health section of UNHCR (known as PHS) since 2015 for the large-scale deployment of an annually-run Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices survey in 180 refugee camps - helping to define the strategy, with the development of substantial training kits, the encoding of the survey and related analysis tools. Our support also involves field training and implementation missions. To note, in 2020, the Public Health section was integrated within the Division of Resilience and Solutions at UNHCR.
Here is a short overview of the key achievements since 2015:
- In 2018, 4 in-country trainings of survey managers or implementation missions occurred (Burkina Faso, Uganda, Sudan and Bangladesh), as well as interventions both at the WASH HCR global week and partner day.
- In 2019, 4 in-country training sessions of survey managers occurred (Kenya, Tanzania, Iraq and Algeria) as well as interventions at the UNHCR WASH week and WASH partner day in May 2019.
- In 2020, a two-day refresher training in Nigeria occurred
- In 2017, documentation was published on the subject of the WASH KAP survey for the first time on the UNHCR WASH website.
- In 2018, the tools and documentation were also improved, with the possibility of comparing the WASH core indicators for a given place over time and the production of four key manuals in French and English corresponding to the key phases of a KAP implementation.
- In 2019, CartONG worked on the scale-up strategy of KAP surveys across all refugee camps, by thinking through the best capacity building and dissemination possibilities of the KAP approach and by analysing through a user survey and field survey reports what were the strongest needs of KAP stakeholders. Linked to this, the website was revamped, and the material on the website was also reworked to include short and sweet documentation and videos to facilitate access to key information.
- In 2020, the French documentation was updated and new videos were produced as well as some changes to the global forms undertaken to align them to the Joint Monitoring Program.
- CartONG developed in 2016 the WASH KAP Mapper which maps out WASH KAP survey results. In 2017, CartONG continued working and improving the mapper: the mapper was made available online, and and extra features were developed to improve the user experience.
- CartONG conducted a considerable revamping of the WASH GIS portal (or Borehole Database) in 2019 - numerous updates to existing features were implemented and new features were added.
- In 2020 CartONG conducted online webinars, focusing on specific aspects of the WASH Kap survey
- In 2020 CartONG kept giving support on form adaptations, data cleaning, the analysis tool and the rapid Household Survey via a hotline which was put in place in 2019. The WASH Kap Tools were improved. CartONG also supported the creation of two new forms, one of them part of the Balance Score Card Assessment of Health Facilities and one linked to assessing the water and sanitation situation in schools.
Learn more about the support we provided to UNHCR's public health teams, in particular for WASH-related activities, by reading our 2020 Annual Report.
Jun / 2015