Kenya (Ministry of Health) - HECA Seed Funds for Country Implementation
The Division of Environmental Health of the Kenyan Ministry of Health is looking to use the results of HECA-funded project in Kaplamai Division of Trans-Nzoia district to assist in recommending appropriate interventions/measures to reduce the burden of environmental-related diseases in the country. The project involves 10 schools and 2000 households with seed funds of US $10,000.
The overall objective of the project is to reduce the burden from diarrhoeal diseases among children through environmental health improvements. Specific objectives are as follows:
- Conduct a baseline survey on CEH issues, health status and knowledge of personal and environmental hygiene
- Promote personal and environmental hygiene in schools and communities.
- Promote safe drinking water in homes and schools.
- Support environmental health improvements in targeted schools and communities.
Activities to achieve these objectives are as follows:
- Conduct a baseline survey on the children's environmental health status.
- Carry out sensitization of the school community and household on safe drinking water.
- Carry out water quality sampling and testing in schools and homesteads.
- Carry out sensitization of schools, communities and households on good personal hygiene.
- Provide technical and financial support in provision of hand-washing facilities in schools and churches.
- Provide technical support to PHAST training in schools.
- Provide technical support to capacity building of PTAs on environmental hygiene and personal hygiene.
- Provide technical and financial support to capacity-building for safe management of solid and liquid wastes in schools and communities.
- Enhanced solid and liquid waste management in targeted schools and communities.
- Environmental health status improved in targeted schools and communities.
- Enhanced improvements in personal and environmental hygiene in targeted schools and communities.
- Improved safety of drinking water in homes and schools.