- Sunday, 27 November, 2022
Maintaining personal and environmental hygiene is just as necessary as food and water to maintain good health. Proper hygiene can save their lives and protect them from deadly diseases.
Therefore, Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA) conducted 100 awareness sessions in hygiene promotion in nine areas of five districts - Shabwah governorate through 50 community hygiene volunteers (26 Females and 24 Males) in Nov/2022.
The sessions explained the key hygiene promotion messages as follows:
• Cholera and watery diarrhea.
• Transmission and prevention of infectious diseases.
• Proper ways to store and purify water.
• Waste safe disposal.
• Hand washing and personal hygiene.
• COVID-19 prevention
The number of attendees fir these sessions within Nov/2022 were reached to 1350 individuals including women, men, boys and girls. Also, the sessions targeted IDPs, Marginalized, returness and host communities.
This activity is considered as one of the activities in the framework of the ongoing project of WASH and humanitarian food assistance for IDPs, host communities, returnees, and marginalized groups in six districts of Shabwah Governorate-Yemen, which is funded by the German Humanitarian Assistance (AA) in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH).
Also, this activity aimed to raise awareness in the targeted community of water and health-related attitudes that reduce the incidence of diseases in health centers and change the community behaviors as well as the population in targeted communities have sustained access to safe drinking water.