Wash programmes vital for PNG Schools and Communities : Doctor

 THE water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in schools and communities in Mt Hagen Central, Western Highlands, are important for the public’s health and well-being and need to be sustained, a United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (Unicef) representative says.

Wash programmes vital for PNG Schools and Communities : Doctor . Photo by BTT Newscast

Unicef representative to PNG Dr Klaudes Kamenga told communities at Rou, Kenta one and two during a visit on Tuesday under the open defecation free (hygiene promotion initiatives) community project that they needed to embrace the important project and adhere to the practices it taught.

“This project is jointly supported by the European Union and Unicef in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea and we want to see it being sustained and people live a healthy life in the future,” he said.

“I understand community leaders have set out rules on hygiene promotion activities which people will follow and its sustainability; these rules put in place is important that will safe-guard the future of this important project.

“It should not be done today when the project is being implemented and after four years’ time, people forget about it and return to their old ways.”

Dr Kamenga said a parent who was now involved in hygiene practices.

The National / PNG Health Tips 

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