World Vision Malawi (WVM) says encouraging people to wash hands with soap would help in preventing hygiene-related diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera.
WVM Ntchisi district programmes manager Harold Munthali said this during a stakeholders visit to Nyalabvu and Chorwe primary schools in the district. He said the organisation was concerned that most people, especially children, are exposed to diseases due to unhygienic conditions.
“Many children in primary schools are struggling with intestinal diseases because they have little or no knowledge of the importance of washing hands with soap. We are optimistic that the intervention will protect children from such hygiene-related diseases in the district,” said Munthali.
Ntchisi District Hospital senior medical officer Yohane Mwale thanked WVM for the initiative.
“We commend WVM for helping government in providing hand washing skills to schools. We are quite sure that they will promote hygiene among learners, teachers and communities and this is likely to improve healthy habits and hygiene,” he said. n