WATER, SANITATION, HEALTH & HYGIENE PROGRAM
Access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and essential to life, health and dignity. Timely and adequate provision of clean water and sanitation services to uprooted people is particularly important, given the vulnerability of their situation. While the impact of poor sanitation and hygiene is known to be disastrous for infants and young children, it also has an important impact on the health of school-age children including adolescents. It is obvious that lack of sanitation and hygiene is a public disaster that deserves the highest priority. Most of these infections which are related to poor sanitation and hygiene ARE PREVENTABLE. Diseases such as diarrhea and parasitic worm infections need to be tackled by making improvements to water and sanitation facilities. However, such improvements must go hand in hand with hygiene behavior change, if the transmission of disease is to be prevented. We have supported over 15 local primary schools with a total of around 14,000 school children with clean water for drinking and save and hygienic sanitary facilities with enhanced privacy for both boys and girls.