WASH – THE PERFECT COMBINATION
Tearfund talks about what it calls WASH; four priorities that – taken together – make freedom from disease and poverty so much easier.
W is for Water: Ensuring people have a safe and reliable source. If possible we look for a clean source nearby, like a spring. Failing this, the other option is purifying an impure source.
A is for Advocacy: Encouraging communities to lobby for adequate provision from their governments and representatives.
S is for Sanitation: Ensuring the safe disposal of human waste. Crucially making sure that it is completely separate from the clean water source.
H is for Hygiene: Helping to promote good hygiene practices personally and in the home.
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