The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme of the foundation was initiated in 2018 to deliver frontline actions in curbing the challenges of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in local communities, healthcare facilities, and personal hygiene, and increasing advocacy on water-borne diseases affecting women and children in Nigeria, and Africa.
Our #WASHWednesday advocacy builds on the insights generated from our sanitation and hygiene work with children within schools, families in local communities, and healthcare workers in local healthcare facilities. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa recognizes the challenges posed by the poor access to clean water in Nigeria and the proliferation of health problems due to the inability to rectify this water problem.
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa has partnered with key national and international stakeholders within the sector to promote the impact of our programmes. We have added WASH to our PSHE Curriculum in schools to promote personal and menstrual hygiene in teenagers; established community-based education modules that ensure local communities have access to information on water management and safety, and effective sanitation to curb the spread of diseases; and engaged healthcare workers on water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities to prevent life-threatening diseases such as sepsis.
The #WASHWednesday campaign remains a platform to showcase our frontline advocacy on key personal hygiene techniques, community and healthcare facility intervention programmes, and the education of the public on the prevention, care and management of water-borne diseases in Nigeria.
If Nurses or Midwives cannot access clean water and proper sanitation, how can they deliver high-quality care?
Handwashing with soap and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers while observing physical distancing and respiratory hygiene are powerful techniques to combat and control the spread of COVID_19, but do you know that to keep our hands clean we also have to keep the surfaces we touch clean?
Handwashing and Keeping Surfaces Safe are crucial tools to prevent and control infection in health facilities, households and communities. It has always been, and even more so today, as it is among the key guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Inadequate #WASH can lead to: