Hygienic practices are essential to prevent disease and stop water sources from becoming contaminated. However, without clean water, hygiene practices are not possible.

As part of our projects, communities are trained in the importance of hygienic practices, in particular handwashing, to prevent diseases and contamination of clean water sources. We support a variety of hygiene practices and training including:

Handwashing & tippy tap construction

Personal hygiene

Environmental and domestic hygiene

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)
In Uganda we have started to incorporate Menstrual Hygiene Management into our work with schools. We provide a starter pack of affordable sanitary pads to girls, and train health educators to deliver menstrual health education and hygiene training in schools and the community, to girls, boys and their families. This raises awareness and breaks down taboos and discrimination against menstruating girls. Menstrual Hygiene Management enables girls to manage their menstrual cycle with dignity, which helps keep them in school, furthering their education and improving their life chances.

Understanding of safe water chain between collection and consumption

Food hygiene

Soap making

Training and awareness of disease