WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
Most diseases are transmitted through germs which are introduced with dirty hands into the mouth or through exposure of foods and water to germs. Diseases and infections can as well be gotten through dirty toilets. Washing one’s hands properly is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of illnesses. Children in particular, need constant reminders about hand washing, which is especially important after sneezing, nose-blowing, using the bathroom, and before eating.
WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. In line with the SDG 6, WASH forms an important part of daily human life and as such should be prioritized. UNICEF estimates that about 829,000 people die each year from diarrhea as a result of unsafe drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene.
U-TOLF therefore carries out sensitizations in all 17 LGAS across the state to create awareness on the need for healthy hygiene practices including sanitation, hand hygiene, proper hand washing etc. The goal is to improve water safety. Hand washing buckets, bucket stands and soaps are donated to the schools as well to aid frequent hand washing.
On October 15, every year, we join the international community to commemorate the Global Hand washing day. Also on November 19, we commemorate World Toilet Day where we sensitize school children and women on safe hygiene practices. As part of our WASH activity, we also sensitize school children on menstrual hygiene and also provide them with sanitary pads.
Our success in this campaign has attracted partnership/sponsorship from corporate bodies like Unilever Nigeria Plc and UNICEF.
- Sensitizations and awareness of Water and Air borne diseases
- Provision of water stations in communities and schools
- Provision of toilets in public facilities
- Sensitization on Open Defecation
- Sensitization on menstrual hygiene
- Provision of sanitary pads to female students
- COLLABORATING PARTNERS
- ENUGU STATE MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES
- ENUGU STATE RURAL WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION AGENCY (ENRUWASSA)