Health Data

WASH staff should access and interpret data on key disease trends, whether collected directly from affected communities, through co-ordination activities and/or from medical professionals. This epidemiological data should be used to guide WASH activities.


Sex and Age Matter: Improving Humanitarian Response in Emergencies

Minimum Requirements

WASH programmes cannot be planned or monitored without a clear understanding of the health of the affected community.

Oxfam WASH programmes should use the following sources to gather and analyse health data:

Health data should be disaggregated by sex and age, and collected at a sufficiently detailed geographic scale to allow for analysis within Oxfam WASH programmes.