HEALTH & HYGIENE EDUCATION TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN KABARIKHOLA, PABNA DISTRICT

Project HEALTH & HYGIENE EDUCATION TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN KABARIKHOLA, PABNA DISTRICT
Objectives

To help communities to survive and have a chance to live long enough to see adulthood by teaching on how to washing their hands.

Project Partners Dhaka Community Hospital (DCH)
Activities

The topics covered in the educational session include: 1) Correct hand-washing technique 2) The importance and maintenance of safe and germ-free water 3) Environmental pollution and protection 4) Ante-Natal Care/Post-Natal Care and birth preparedness 5) Personal hygiene, water & sanitation 6) Skin diseases 7) Breast feeding and complementary feeding for child over six months old 8) Proper usage of latrines

Locations Kabarikhola, Pabna District
Period 2009
Accomplishments

Managed to reach out to a total of 158 family representatives in Pabna with their Health & Hygiene Education sessions.

Background

In Bangladesh, 125,000 children under the age of 5 die every year due to diarrhea diseases. These statistics from the World Health Organization also report that 88% of these diseases are attributed to unsafe water supply, inadequate sanitation and hygiene practices. Hand washing is an intervention that has been shown to reduce transmission of diarrhea-causing organisms, but the habit requires cultural, social, educational, and behavioral changes, among them being provision of clean water. Studies suggest a reduction of up to 47% in communities with soap and-water hand washing practices.