Use of improved sanitation facilities is a fundamental right that safeguards health and human dignity. Poor hygiene, lack of sanitation, and low quantity and quality of drinking water all contribute to poor health indicators for mothers and children., and impact negatively on the livelihood of women and children as they take on added responsibilities for caring for the sick. In helping their mothers children especially girls miss the opportunity to attend school and lose time for recreation and playing.
It is for this reason that with funding from Simavi. HVP constructed 100 latrine blocks, urinals and hand washing facilities for boys, girls and staff in 20 schools in TAs Machinjiri, Kapeni and Makata in Blantyre Rural.
With funding from UNICEF Hygiene constructed 20 latrine blocks, urinals and hand washing facilities for boys and girls in TAs Chowe and Namabvi in Mangochi District.
With funding from Plana international Canada, Hygiene constructed 10 latrine blocks, urinals and hand washing facilities for boys and girls in TA Mwadzama in Nkhotakota District.