Basic sanitation and personal hygiene
The word 'sanitation' refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and waste water disposal. Proper sanitation is important to stay away from diseases at both personal and community levels.
A number of diseases occur due to lack of proper sanitary facilities, especially among poor and rural people. By providing proper sanitary facilities to people, these diseases can be controlled and a number of deaths can be avoided. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of disease world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact.
- water-borne diseases including viral hepatitis, typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other diseases that cause diarrhea
- Skin and eye infections (trachoma) spread easily
- Global burden of disease
- Poor hygiene, inadequate quantities and quality of drinking water, and lack of sanitation facilities cause malnutrition
- 4 billion cases of diarrhea per year cause 1.5 million deaths, mostly among children under five
- 6 million people are blind from trachoma and the population at risk is about 500 million
- 300 million people suffer from malaria
By following sanitation tips a healthy environment can be assured
- The District Health Plan and Village Health Plan will be formulated with the officials of Panchayati Raj, Total Sanitation Campaign, ICDS, and Drinking Water programmes
- A community level worker “ASHA” have selected from the community itself to work as a link worker at village level.
- Departments of Panchayati Raj, ICDS, Total Sanitation Campaign and Drinking Water will be working to control sanitation