Hand washing habit is very important in prevention of diseases caused by contaminated hands and spread through oro- fecal route. This can be managed by promoting hand washing habit in children after use of toilet and before meals. At home this can be achieved easily but in schools this is promoted by construction of hand washing facility at the school premises. This best practice model of IDEAS focuses on this aspect as per community’s need.
The objectives of this model are to:
Promote hand washing habits in community especially children.
Promote prevention of diseases caused by contaminated hands.
Improve health and hygiene in the community.
The general methodology of this model is same as those of previous models.
The specific technical steps of the model can be referred to in the program brochure of this model.
Overall 1084 hand washing facilities have been constructed so far in schools for the children.