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environmental health in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries

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The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the world’s leading research and learning institutions for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH). We conduct qualitative and quantitative research across the entire WaSH sector and play a major role in advancing evidence-based policies and practices in national, regional, and international fora. Our mission is to strengthen global WaSH through research, policy, and practice. Our core focus is producing policy and practice-oriented science. We target our research to address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations to ensure that people have sustainable access to WaSH to meet their health, economic, social, and environmental needs.

The Water Institute is recruiting undergraduate students for a project on environmental health in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries. Through this project, students will learn about current environmental challenges and solutions for healthcare delivery across the world. Student responsibilities will include reading, and synthesizing information from studies from public health, medicine, environmental engineering, and other disciplines. All students who work with the Water Institute will receive hands-on training and mentoring from our core faculty and staff. Students will have opportunities to network with international WaSH professionals; learn project management skills; collect and/or analyze data; and learn about programmatic approaches used by major non-governmental and multilateral organizations (e.g., WHO, UNICEF).

Interested students should complete the Qualtrics form at When prompted for the keyword for this posting, please enter the keyword “WASH in HCFs systematic review.”

Faculty Advisor
Ryan Cronk
Research Supervisor
Ryan Cronk / Darcy Anderson / The Water Institute at UNC
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