The Society for the Promotion of People`s Right, an NGO, says the organisation will begin sensitisation on Water Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), practices to reduce diseases in the FCT.
He said that the organisation would be visiting some government primary and secondary schools as well as residents in the FCT.
He said that millions of children die from diseases such as diarrheal, cholera, typhoid among others each year and those who survive often do so facing sub-optimal growth.
He said that preventing the common pathways of transmission for the diseases including improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) were regarded as the most cost-effective measures for tackling these life-threatening diseases.
According to him, the benefits of having access to an improved drinking water source can only be fully realised when there is also access to improved sanitation and adherence to good hygiene practices.
“Beyond the immediate, obvious advantages of people being hydrated and healthier, access to water, sanitation has reflectively wider socio-economic impacts, particularly in the rural areas.
“So, the sensitisation will make people know why it is important to have access to water sanitation and hygiene.
The president said that the exercise would start from first week of March, adding that it would be a three-day exercise.
He also advised the residents, students and school authorities to ensure that the facilities were maintained appropriately.
Edited By: Grace Yussuf
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