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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 32, Pages: 3315-3318

Original Article

Impact assessment of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions in schools

Received Date:30 April 2020, Accepted Date:01 August 2020, Published Date:01 September 2020


Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the WASH intervention in PS (Primary Schools) and UPS (Upper Primary Schools) of Majhawan block Mirzapur District in India. Material and methods: 20 schools were selected from the Majhawan block of Mirzapur District for the study on the basis of Simple Random Sampling method. Percentage analysis method was used for statistical analysis. Results: 100% surveyed schools had access of safe and reliable drinking water. However availability of water in toilets, provision for separate toilets for boys and girls and many other shortcomings were observed like toilets were not clean, special toilets were not there for Divyang students. Lack of awareness in students and parents on WASH practices were also observed. Conclusion: Awareness creation about WASH among students, teachers and parents will definitely yield to desired results viz. decline in absenteeism due to health issues, motivation of Girl child for going to schools etc. Training and capacity building programs should be organised at district and school levels.

Keywords: Hand hygiene; hand washing; health education; school children; WASH; UNICEF; WHO; WinS; SSHE; TSC; water; sanitation and hygiene


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