‘Happy and Healthy Lives’ in Sandy Village and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project

Project ‘Happy and Healthy Lives’ in Sandy Village and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project
Objectives

• To provide proper health care services for the communities by providing mobile clinics and static village clinic • To improve sanitation practices of rural poor community members by facilitating access to latrines • To improve personal hygiene and health care practices

Project Partners Gold Myanmar (LNGO), Kyauk Tan Township Health Department and township authorities, Myanmar NGO network and Sandy Development Organisation a Community Based Organisation (CBO)
Activities

• Building capacity of the local development group to draw its own action plans • Mobile clinic provided once a month • Special health talks on common health issues, seasonal illnesses and diseases • Setting up a community-managed village clinic and dispensary • Construction of latrines • Conduct ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) for selected volunteers on hygiene and sanitation topics (i.e. 2-3 volunteers per village) • Hygiene and sanitation education sessions

Locations Sandi Village, Kyauk Tan Township, Yangon Region
Period March 2012 to March 2013 •
Accomplishments

• 10 mobile clinic sessions provided and 1,865 patients treated • 180 household latrines built • 7 hygiene promotion sessions provided • 1 community clinic built

Background

Cyclone Nargis seriously affected the community in Sandi Village, Kyauk Tan Township in the Yangon Region.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

‘Happy and Healthy Lives’ focuses more on the improving aspects of health care, proper hygiene and sanitation facilities and in promoting good health and hygiene practices among the communities. A permanent community clinic was built and MERCY Malaysia’s presence has been essential in providing health care services to the communities in the area.