Hand Hygiene for Health - Hand Washing Saves Lives

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School handwashing
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handwashing
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enjoying washing hands
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Tap outside Classroom
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All Ages can use the tap
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Many Hand washes from a large bottle
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Hands are cleaned with small amount of water
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working on roster system
Summary:SpaTap Portable Tap provides water saving and dispensing technology that can be installed and maintained by 5-year-old children. SpaTap is used by, , WASH professionals, government disaster relief departments and in schools that have little or no access to water. SpaTap instantly creates a handwashing station that is convenient and effective. SpaTap combats hygiene poverty. SpaTap reuses (upcycles) any bottle, plastic or glass turning it instantly into a flow controllable shower or tap. Hang SpaTap anywhere to have a wash or shower instantly. The SpaTap's water saving feature transforms a 1.5-litre bottle of water into 67 handwashes with soap or a 15 minute shower. This is perfect for installing outside a toilet block.
Challenge:With the outbreak of polio in PNG handwashing habits need to be reinforced as the polio virus belongs to the enterovirus genus. It can be transmitted via secretions that could reach the hands. Hand washing therefore constitutes an important means for preventing disease transmission.eg dysentery, Hepatitis A , respiratory infections To create the handwashing habit where it previously couldn't exist. To improve the health and wellbeing of children and the community By providing a classroom tap and handwashing program, this will be achieved This programme greatly improves health by creating handwashing behaviour change, dramatically reducing communicable diseases spread via poor hygiene practices and a lack of basic infrastructure.
Solution:SpaTap Portable Tap provides water saving and dispensing technology that can be installed and maintained by 5-year-old children. SpaTap is used by, WASH professionals, government disaster relief departments and in schools that have little or no access to water. SpaTap instantly creates a handwashing station that is convenient and effective. SpaTap combats hygiene poverty. SpaTap reuses (upcycles) any bottle, plastic or glass turning it instantly into a flow controllable shower or tap. Hang SpaTap anywhere to have a wash or shower instantly. The SpaTap's water saving feature transforms a 1.5-litre bottle of water into 67 handwashes with soap or a 15 minute shower. This is perfect for installing outside a toilet block
Long term impact:Washing hands lowers the risk of having diarrhea and developing intestinal infections, an important beneļ¬t particularly for children. Diarrheal disease is one of the leading causes of death in children under 5 throughout the world. Contact with fecal matter causes such illnesses and can be prevented by washing hands with soap. It may also prevent complications connected to intestinal worms. It is hoped by introducing the Hand Washing program and building a habit , the students will be healthier and have fewer days away from school It can also lower the likelihood of contracting conjunctivitis, or pink eye.again a problem with school attendance .
Sponsored by:Rotary Club of Bribie Island, District 9600

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Project number:110 of 2017-18
Manager:Rtn Mary Grant
(H) 07 3410 7912
(M) 0421 529 824
Email: [email protected]
Deputy manager:PDG George Grant
(M) 0408 011 145
Email: [email protected]

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