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FIVE PILLARS OF SANITATION
Good Hygiene is defined as people having easy access to using and maintaining the following five essentials.
Having access to clean, pathogen & chemical free water for drinking & cooking. Centralized, community level, or household water treatment solutions.
Having access to consistently using toilets that are well designed, clean & disabled friendly. Sewage management systems that ensure waste generated.
HANDWASHING WITH SOAP
Being aware of the need of and consistently washing hands with soap at critical times -before eating, after defecation, & after handling child feces -to avoid ingesting Pathogens.
Being aware of the need of and consistently using safe menstrual hygiene practices including appropriate products (low cost pads, cloth, cups) and other local solutions.
Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly.