Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Universal, affordable and sustainable access to WASH is a key public health issue within international development and is the focus of Sustainable Development Goal 6. Members of the IDP camps in various locations having been displaced from their homes due to attacks by insurgents operating mainly in the North-East are helpless members of the society and so at the mercy of the government, philanthropic individuals and organizations to provide for their needs. One major challenge facing the IDPs is their apparent poor state of hygiene.

While efforts have been made in this regards by various stakeholders, there is more to be done to preserve the health and wellbeing of the IDPs to help them cope with their predicament. Thus, as an intervention, HABRIN has embarked on sensitizing the IDPs in the FCT on the potency of simple hand-washing, proper use of latrines, disposal of waste, as well as distribution of sanitary pads, waste bins, and bags to promote the health of these citizens, because their health remain a major asset not only to face the challenge of the present, but to plan for the future.