Tag : Skin Diseases

Hygiene Behaviour change monitored in Umzimkhulu

BACKGROUND Umzimkhulu Municipality in Sisonke District of KZN was selected by the Department of Water Affairs to pilot this project that was initiated as part of the IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) programme being funded by the Danish Embassy (DANIDA). Umzimkhulu was part of the Eastern Cape until it was recently absorbed into Kwa Zulu…

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Rise From Your Sleep

8th April, 2009 Umzimkhulu is one of the most disadvantaged of all areas of South Africa. Levels of water provision by government are unacceptably low, with 80% of the community within this project still using unprotected open water sources. In addition, the recent base line survey shows that hygiene and sanitation practices are equally appalling,…

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Umzimkhulu Base Line Survey

March 2009. J. Rosenfeld & J. Waterkeyn The base line survey has been completed for Umzimkhulu and provides some guidelines as to the most pressing gaps in health knowledge that can be filled and hygiene behavior that can be changed by the Community Health Clubs. Based upon the results of this report, and given that…

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Hygiene Promotion Partnership

The Hygiene Promotion Partnership (HPP) intervention will consist of training communities in safe hygiene at household level, coupled with the use of cleaning products, particularly soap for hand washing. There are 70 community based facilitators each responsible for two clusters of 10 households. The clusters are in effect small scale health clubs and the methodologies…

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Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs

Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: It is clear that the A.H.E.A.D Methodology using structured participation through community health clubs can increase health knowledge within the community, and does impact on hygiene behaviour change. Further in areas where there is a dense coverage…

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