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04/09/2015

World Water Day event

Does everyone know ‘World Water Day’?
It is a day to think about importance of water resource with global population. ‘World Water Day’ is marked on 22 March every year. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as ‘World Water Day’.

At the moment, JEN Haiti engages in water and sanitation project. We took advantage of this opportunity, and hold an event concerning water and sanitation in 2 areas on 23rd March.

In the event, we conducted hygiene practice such as fetching water in a hygienically better way, protection of water, treatment of water by using water purification tablets. We also interacted with local population through musical chairs, question and answer regarding water and sanitation. Many people from adults to children participated in the event. It was a good time as we enjoyed, danced and learned.

【Hygiene promoter explains how to treat water by using water purification tablets】
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【Inhabitants enjoy musical chairs】
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Haiti is said a country that has majority of cholera patients in the world. As main reasons, it is considered that limited people have access to clean water and appropriate sanitation facilities (*1). Moreover, hygiene promotion is necessary to continue constantly because it has been seen that people do not often take an action, even though they have correct hygiene knowledge. 

JEN supports to be able to maintain public water facilities in the long term by local committees. We also conduct distribution of hygiene knowledge by hygiene promoters. Through this event, we continue to support the activities so that more people can get a better understanding of importance of water, and they practice for it. 

【People practice hand washing】
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【Participant answers the question】
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(*1) United Nations Support Plan for the elimination of the transmission of cholera in Haiti 2014-2015 (United Nations in Haiti, 2014).




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April 9, 2015 in Haiti |