|A study on personal and home hygiene in flood prone communities in the Philippines : paper presented at the South Asia Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 to 4 February 2010
|Year of Publication
|7 p. : 1 map
|hygiene, philippines, rain, rainfall, rainwater, sdiasi, sdihyg, sdipol
This study documents the results of field visits, interactions with household members and focus group discussions with village health workers, municipal health officers and NGOs working in two regions of the Philippines (Bicol and Eastern Visayas). Case studies on personal and home hygiene in flood prone communities were documented by members of the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Philippines Coalition working in the provinces of Western Samar, Northern Samar, Sorsogon and Albay, which are periodically battered by typhoons, floods and volcanic eruptions. These case studies provide insights into personal and household hygienic practices with recommendations about the implications of these for improving sanitation, hygiene and water programmes.