|Project||HEALTH & HYGIENE EDUCATION TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN KABARIKHOLA, PABNA DISTRICT|
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)|
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|
Managed to reach out to a total of 158 family representatives in Pabna with their Health & Hygiene Education sessions.
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.