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Fakhra Hassan M&E Officer Associate World Vision Multan
Etymology of Hygiene
First coinage in English: 1670s Hygiene comes from: French hygiène, meaning "(art) of healthµ In ancient Greek religion, Hygeia meant the personification of health
What is Hygiene good for?
It is a set of preventive measures to minimize the occurrence and spreading of diseases such as
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Diarrhea Cholera Pneumonia Measles Tetanus
As per WHO estimates, 88% of diarrheal disease is
caused by unsafe water supply, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene
Common Hygiene Practices
Hand Washing with Soap Brushing Teeth with Toothpaste or Meswak Bath with Shampoo and Soap Wash clothes with Soap and/or Detergent Combing Hair Cutting Nails Drinking Clean, Boiled Water Flushing or Smart Disposal of Solid & Liquid Waste Using Disinfectants (Phenyl, Dettol) to Kill Germs Using Antiseptics for Cuts, Wounds Wearing Masks and Gloves in Disease-Infected Areas
Types of Hygiene
Oral or Dental Hygiene Body Hygiene Individual Domestic Hygiene Office Hygiene Collective Hygiene inside the School Building Hygiene learning Collective Hygiene in public places such as public restrooms, waiting areas, transport stations etc Collective
Of the Common Hygiene Practices You Know
a list Draw a table of two columns Fit the contents of your list (Hygiene Practices) against the Types of Hygiene discussed
HOW MANY OF THE HYGIENE PRACTICES REQUIRE WATER? In disaster-situation, water scarcity is a big hygiene challenge
Importance of School in Hygiene Promotion
Provides learning environment for children Children are creative, and eager to learn and absorb new ideas School children can influence behavior of family members both adults and younger siblings. They are indirectly, agents of positive change in community behavior School is an opportunity to bring change by training children life-skills on health and hygiene
Types of Hygiene issues in School
Uniforms Nails Shoes Hair Washrooms (for males and females) Classrooms As per UNICEF, one of the biggest reasons for girls dropping out of school is lack of separate hygiene facilities. Schools that are not gender-sensitive, are not cool
´HUMOR, NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ITµ
A - Group of Social Mobilizers
The theme is dental hygiene: Make a list of materials you would put in a box for giving a session on dental hygiene to school children Make a list of steps to take good care of teeth
B ² Group of Children
C ² Group of Parent/Children (Role play)
Children return from school in their village, sit with their parents and discuss the global hand washing day celebration at their school. The children·s role is to educate the parents on hand washing with soap, and parent·s role is to give up and listen to the majority of children
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