Encouraging handwashing

Although this is a seemingly simple act, hand washing and good hygiene remains to be the most crucial step in stopping the spread of diseases. For a significant part of the worlds population it’s not easy to access clean water, which poses a fundamental obstacle to safe and effective hand washing and overall hygiene.

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Hygiene and Medical Supplies, Promoting new behaviour

Tippy Taps

This is a very simple technology which people can be trained on easily and possibly also remotely via leaflets/ radio. It should be part of hygiene awareness campaign to teach people the critical times to wash their hand to prevent the spread of many communal disease like COVID-19.

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Foot-operated Handwashing Unit

The foot operated handwashing unit allows people to wash their hands without touching a tap. The taps have proven a simple yet highly effective way to battle COVID-19, enabling hand washing without contaminating sink fixtures or threatening personal sanitation once hands are clean.

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Gravit’eau is an autonomous and easy to use systems to recycle water for handwashing using gravity only. The system is filled once. Afterwards, people can wash their hands during many weeks without need to refill the system. Refilling is required once a month only, minimizing the time required for maintenance of the systems.

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Surpise Soap

Locally produced soaps with appealing designs and hidden ‘surprises’ will be distributed to households in target IDP camps in Garowe, Mogadishu and Hargeysa. The surprises will incentivise children to hand-wash with soap by providing an alternative motivation to health, using elements of fun, curiosity and psychological gratification.

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