Description

A project to achieve U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

A WaterAid analysis of Institute of Health Metrics figures, released on International Women’s Day, identified that Illnesses related to a lack of water, basic sanitation and hygiene were responsible for the deaths of almost 800,000 women around the world in a single year – making it the fifth biggest killer of women behind heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The construction of over 95 million toilets in India since October 2014 is undoubtedly a significant achievement in improving sanitation infrastructure. However, a crucial concern that arises is the maintenance of these toilets. The condition of public toilets in schools, colleges, and public places is often alarming and poses a serious threat to women's health. Dirty and unhygienic toilets can contribute to infections and cross-contamination, putting women's lives at risk, including the risk of pathological leukorrhea, uterine infections, and cervical cancer.

To address this concern, we focused not only on the construction of toilets but also on their proper maintenance and cleanliness. This requires regular cleaning, adequate supply of water and hygiene products, and proper waste management and for the same MHM and WASH workshops were conducted.

Our Impact

Delhi & Haryana

States Impacted

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