Launch of WASH Domain on ORB!

Today, mPowering Frontline Health Workers is launching a new domain on ORB featuring free, mobile-ready, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training materials for health workers.

According to WHO and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, every year, there are nearly 1.7 billion cases of diarrheal disease, causing about 760,000 child deaths. An estimated 10-15% of maternal deaths are due to infections linked to unhygienic conditions during labor and poor hygiene practices during the six week postpartum period.


Handwashing is the single most cost-effective intervention to prevent pneumonia and diarrhea in children and reduces infections during pregnancy and childbirth.

ORB’s WASH materials provide training and information surrounding waste management, urban water supply, sanitation planning, environmental health and a variety of other key issues related to WASH. All materials on ORB are quality assured to be accurate, relevant for health workers, and usable on mobile devices.

If your organization has WASH content that meets ORB’s criteria, we invite you to share that content on the ORB platform. Visit to download and share mobile-ready, openly-licensed WASH training materials today!


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