Proper hygiene and sanitation practices is vital in the fight against COVID-19. The key is for people to be consistent. Action Against Hunger follow a 3-prong approach to achieve this end:
SUPPLY: we distribute to families Hygiene Kits that include soap, jerrycans and other essential hygiene products. Touch-Free Handwashing Stations are installed in various public areas like evacuation centers, schools and markets. If a community does not have a consistent water supply, we put up water tanks and make sure that this is replenished regularly through water-trucking.
EDUCATE: we talk and discuss with community the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation.
REINFORCE: we resupply the community with cleaning materials to make sure that their sanitation facilities and water source are properly maintained and cleaned. We train volunteers from the community to be Hygiene Promoters and conduct house-to-house hygiene promotion.
These activities are part of our COVID-19 Emergency WASH Response Project funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and in partnership with CarePhilippines and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). Intervention areas are Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte and North Cotabato.
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(Photos by Muslimin Rias & Franz Hilario for Action Against Hunger)