Health & Hygiene Education Program

HEALTH & HYGIENE EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

  1. Sustainable Health Education Program to the arsenic affected vulnerable Community of Bangladesh

Supported by MERCY, Malaysia

MERCY Malaysia and DCH has jointly established health education program to the arsenic affected vulnerable community of Bangladesh.

The Purpose of this project: To increase knowledge regarding water-sanitation-hygiene issues of the arsenic affected vulnerable community in order to reduce the morbidity rate of ‘ Diseases including water born & diarrhoea’ through providing health education at the arsenic affected vulnerable community in the selected unions at Kabarikhola village of Pabna district

The project has implemented at Kabarikhola, Pabna, a village with 450 families and a total population of 2184. Kabarikhola is a village of union under district of Pabna (Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh).

Under this project, total numbers of beneficiaries were 900 (150 Families) at Kabarikhola village. The beneficiaries were Women, Children, poorest of the poor, poor, Old age villagers, community leader and school teacher

Objectives of the projects:

  • To reduce water borne disease within the target areas
  • To promote adequate sanitation within the target areas
  • To increase knowledge of the target community on ‘Health-Water-Sanitation’
  • To promote greater awareness on the prevention of ‘Diarrhoea Diseases’ within the target areas
  • To provide Hygiene kit support to the arsenic affected vulnerable community

Major Activities of this projects

  • Develop IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials
  • Training to the health educators and community organizers
  • Coordination Meeting with with Elected Public Representatives at union and ward Level
  • Community Mobilization (Meeting with Community at the village level, Beneficiaries Group formation and Committee formation)
  • Provide ‘Health and Hygiene Education’ along Hygiene kit to the target community group by group
  • Follow up on the regular practices on ‘water-sanitation-hygiene’ by the villagers
  • Monitoring, Supervision
  • Reporting
  1. Health & Hygiene Education Session

Supported by MERCY, Malyasia

MERCY Malaysia and DCH has jointly established “Health & Hygiene Education Session” program to the arsenic affected vulnerable community of Bangladesh. Objectives of this program were:

  • To increase knowledge of the target communities on issues relating to health, water and sanitation
  • To promote greater awareness on the prevention of diarrhoea diseases within the target areas

Major activities of this program were:

Training on following topics:

 

  1. Hand-washing techniques
  2. Rainwater use & maintenance (during raining season) including follow-up
  3. Definition of diarrhoea; prevention of diarrhea
  4. Preparation of saline at household level
  5. Personal hygiene & skin diseases
  6. Necessity and maintenance of safe and germ free water
  7. Q&A / Feedback session

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