Globally an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access improved sanitation and hygiene. according to World Health Organization and UNICEF, regions with the lowest coverage of "improved" sanitation were sub-Saharan Africa (31%), Southern Asia (33%) and Eastern Asia (65%) 2. World Health Organization and UNICEF. Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 Update.External United States: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation; 2012.
Health status and related health behaviors are determined by influences at personal, institutional, environmental, and policy levels. Access to water, and sanitation and hygiene is thus fundamental to sustainable development. See more
A significant amount of disease could be prevented through access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation services and better hygiene practices. Diarrhoeal disease alone amounts to an estimated 3.6 % of the total DALY global burden of disease and is responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million people every year.
Proper Hygiene management communicates strategic prevention and control measures of disease transmission. While Poor personal and household hygiene can lead to increased rate of infections. A home with standing water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and increase malaria rates not just for that family, but for the neighbors as well. Feat Africa plays a sustainable key role in; Preventing disease and injury, Improving Community health and Enhancing quality of life.
It is estimated that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease associated deaths by up to 50%. CDC Researchers in London estimate that 1 million death a year could be prevented if everyone routinely wash their hands. Appropriate hand washing practices cand reduces the risk of foodborne diseases and other infections as large percentage of foodborne disease outbreak spread through contaminated hands.
When hands are visibly dirty, we should wash our hands with soap and running water. if hands are not visible dirty, frequently we should clean our hands using hand sanitizer or soap and water. See more
Most developing countries like South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo has a greater effect to Poor sanitation and hygiene that leads to death of thousands people from diarrhea diseases, especially children under five and the elderly.