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Posts from the ‘Hygiene’ Category

Saving lives with boiled water, sugar and salt

According to World Health Organization estimates, diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years; globally, it is responsible for killing 760,000 children every year. Diarrhea is also the major cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. A significant proportion of diarrheal disease can be prevented through safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene.

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Promoting Health

SUCCESS: DIR provides training in areas such as health, hygiene and nutrition so that local residents can serve as Health Promoters.

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Facilitating Immunization

SUCCESS: Almost 100% of children in Janta Colony are fully immunised, compared to national averages of 40% to 60% (depending on disease).

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Monitoring Child Development

SUCCESS: Since 2005, the rate of severe malnutrition for children under 5 years in Janta Colony has plummeted from 87% to less than 20%.

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Income generation

SUCCESS: The opportunity to learn new skills allows women in Janta Colony to earn an income while providing care for their children.

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