WHO/Europe assists Member States in their efforts to ensure water quality and prevent and reduce water- and sanitation-related diseases. This includes a wide range of in-country activities focusing on promotion of the WHO water safety plan (WSP) approach, implementation of field demonstration projects, capacity building on global water and sanitation monitoring programmes and prevention and control of soil-transmitted helminth infections.
In the period 2011–2014, country support activities have specifically included:
- WSP awareness raising and capacity building in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine;
- a field demonstration project in Tajikistan on implementing WSP in small-scale water supplies in rural areas;
- a field demonstration project in Georgia on rapid assessment of the situation of small-scale water supplies in rural areas;
- methodological trainings on the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) and the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan;
- country assessments on the situation of soil-transmitted helminths and water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Romania.