For decades, people in Uganda have been encouraged to wash their hands as a way of preventing the spread of diseases. However, the percentage of the population accessing and using hand washing facilities remains low at only 36%. What are the challenges?
It costs at least US$ 10 per student to construct water and sanitation facilities in schools and another US$ 1.40 per student per year for all recurrent costs including continuous support to hygiene promotion.
Globally we see a new movement focusing on "breaking the silence" around menstrual hygiene management. Menstrual hygiene has a serious impact on the education, health and dignity of women and girls. We cannot talk about universal education and services for all without addressing this topic.