Emergency sanitation for children with urinary incontinence

Little has been done to understand the prevalence of urinary incontinence in children in humanitarian settings, the experiences faced managing it and the best ways to address it. This research aims to:1. understand how the risks faced during all phases of refugee journeys and/or the health of caregivers impact the management of urinary incontinence in children aged five to 11; and 2. understand how (if) emergency sanitation interventions can be improved for both sufferers and carers to ensure access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all (Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.2) whilst maximising opportunities for good health (being complete physical, mental and social well-being), dignity, comfort and safety (Sphere Association, 2018; United Nations, 2016; WHO, 2006).