How can cleanliness in the community sanitation prevent sicknesses

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Many common health problems are best solved in the community. When the community works together to improve sanitation, everybody benefits. For example:

  • by developing a source of clean water for drinking and cooking.
  • by getting rid of garbage in a safe way.
  • by draining standing water in washing areas, and in puddles, tires, and open containers.
  • by organizing your community to build latrines.
  • Burns, A. A., Niemann, S., Lovich, R., Maxwell, J., & Shapiro, K. (2014). Where women have no doctor: A health guide for women. Hesperian Foundation.
  • Audiopedia ID: en010106