Vision Africa Regional Network (VAREN) celebrated Global Handwashing Day in collaboration with UNICEF this year by conduct focus groups discussions with pupils and teachers at schools and health staff and new mothers at health facilities to explain the importance of handwashing with soap starting from the 3rd to the 14th of October and conducted the following activities:
VARENS’s work was done in community and primary schools in Mewla and Chitamba village, and the rural health center of Buntungwa in Mabumba village in Mansa district, Luapula pronvince; at community and primary schools in Kapotwe and Serenje districts, Central province; and at the community school in Chinsali and Mpika districts, Muchinga province. Radio programs and live radio discussion with health experts created awareness on handwashing with soap messages, , which took place between October 4 and 15.
4,000 children across the six schools and 300 mothers were reached through celebration events and approximately 6,000 listeners through radio programs. In addition, seven cases of Lifebouy soap were distribution in the target community schools and health facility to promote hand washing with soap.
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