Nsumba Twezimbe Salaam Women's Club - Uganda

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Rakai Uganda

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Nsumba Twezimbe Salaam Women's Club - Uganda

  1. 1. Nsumba Twezimbe Salaam Women's club Household sanitation and hygiene best practice Rakai Uganda Prepared by Achiro Brenda NETWAS Uganda
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Nsumba village is found in Rakai district, Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>Hit by AIDS scourge and poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by a club of 6 women </li></ul><ul><li>Initial focus was income generation, child immunization, reduce child mortality </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitation promotion was integrated into the club activities </li></ul><ul><li>Executive committee of 4 members in charge of general supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring committee </li></ul><ul><li>Food security committee. </li></ul>.
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Intergration of sanitation and hygiene with ongoing activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the club’s activities; </li></ul><ul><li>- Home visits to promote san &hyg </li></ul><ul><li>Support to disadvantaged;orphans, widows and elderly by constructing HESAN facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Education talks through household visits </li></ul><ul><li>Total sanitation is promoted in the homes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Success factors <ul><li>Organised women group-advocated for the clubs objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Health extension wokers -technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Local leaders-political support </li></ul><ul><li>Village/community-appreciated the initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of sanitation with ongoing activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Resources/ inputs <ul><li>Use of grass/ papyrus for roofing houses. </li></ul><ul><li>Cementing of floors using loam soil mixed with cow dung </li></ul><ul><li>Use of local tree leaves for anal cleansing </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution with rules and regulations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Achievements <ul><li>100% sanitation coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in the prevalence of sanitation related diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Spill over effect to neighbouring parishes and subcounties. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized as a model/ cleanest village in the whole country. </li></ul><ul><li>Received cash awards of 7.5m and 600m UG shs from I@mak. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Extract from the Newspaper
  8. 8. Lessons learnt <ul><li>Organized community groups act as entry points for sanitation improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Local leader /political support increases acceptance of an iniative </li></ul><ul><li>Intergration of sanitation and hygiene with other activities increases chances of success </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenge <ul><li>Most of the neighboring villages are adopting the initiative because they hope to also get funding </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you

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