Health sanitation & Hygiene
Health and Hygiene
Safe drinking water inadequate, sanitation and poor hygiene practices have left a large proportion of South Sudan’s population at persistent risk of preventable water borne diseases. The recent violence and large-scale displacement of people to areas without sufficient access to clean water and proper sanitation has greatly increased their vulnerability. Poor sanitary conditions pose a major public health risk, including potential cholera outbreaks and common skin diseases. PFN’s immediate priority is to provide safe drinking water and emergency latrines construction, and promote good hygiene in order to prevent outbreaks and the spread of water related disease. PFN plans to help the most affect areas communities build and maintain clean water systems, construct latrines; in addition to training and equipping hygiene promoters and cholera prevention awareness campaigns, encourage communities make contributions in cash and labor, and once complete they will take up the responsibility of operation and maintenance.
The goal of these projects will be to reduce the health risks of water-related diseases. Projects will also include educating people about good hygiene habits to reduce the risk of illnesses. PFN – is committed to the concept of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach that is currently being pioneered by the WASH cluster and the government in many parts of the country.