Cleanliness – Hygiene – Sanitation
A substantial proportion of ill health in poor urban communities can be attributed to
1. Water borne diseases such as Diarrhea,
Dysentery, Typhoid, Cholera & Jaundice
2. Vector borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue etc.
The need of the time is “awareness” both about hygiene and about available services
Lack of safe drinking water, poor sanitation and hygiene practices are major causes of disease.
The urban poor also under utilize the sanitation facilities.
Improved perspective and attitude to health & Hygiene will lead to improved immunity in families which will help establish healthier and disease free communities
Awareness of Seasonal Diseases and Communicable Disease and Practical Mitigation will aid in Disease Prevention
So IEC Programs are designed to reach out to Women & school children
1.Problem of water and vector borne diseases
2.Water Borne Diseases such as Cholera, Dysentery,
Diarrhea etc.- Signs and Symptoms, Transmission
and Preventive actions
3.Vector borne diseases such as Malaria, Dengue–
Signs and Symptoms, Transmission & Prevention
4.Seasonal Diseases – Signs, Symptoms, Prevention
5.Availability of Services
6.Healthy living, healthy nutrition & fitness
7.Community participation for disease prevention
1. Demonstrations As Appropriate
a. Proper hand washing
b. Storing and Taking out drinking water from pot in hygienic way
c. Use of mosquito repellents etc.
2. Video clips As Appropriate
a. Healthy and clean eating practices
b. Use of chlorine tablets for water purification
c. ORS for diarrhea
d. Using toilet instead of defecating outdoors
3. Games & Role Play