Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cambodia: Water and Sanitation on a big screen

After heavy flooding in Cambodia's Kandal province in 2011, the poorest households were especially prone to the problems caused by floods, with very low access to safe drinking water sources and sanitation facilities and a lack of good hygiene practices among the families.

The NGO ACTED-PSF, with UNICEF support, implemented a water, sanitation and hygiene programme, working closely with local authorities and local populations to increase access to safe drinking water and to improve hygiene and sanitation behaviour in the community. Hygiene and sanitation training was delivered to over 16,000 households which also received water purification tablets; over 300 ceramic water filters were delivered to schools and health centres; and more than over 350 flood-contaminated wells in villages were purified.

This training and information video, produced by ACTED-PSF, was shown to the flood-prone villages at the end of the project and is also used to promote hygiene behaviours and to raise interest among villagers on the issues related to sanitation and safe-drinking water.

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