Sanitation Initiative for Polio Affected Areas

MSP Community Development Team with collaboration of Municipal Corporation Peshawar and Community members of the area, has started a three months special initiative for Sanitation and Garbage collection at UC-11, Chamman Abad (Shaheen Muslim Town, area famous for Polio virus occurrences). 

To educate the people about safe Health and Hygiene’s practices, Community Development and mobilization team of MSP held a session on 29th April 2014 with community elders and members on the importance of Sanitation and Health Hygiene.

Such initiatives are very necessary in a situation where government is on its toes to eliminate polio viruses from Peshawar city therefore a coordinated effort is taken to educate people about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness to avoid any risk of this dangerous virus.

Access to improved water and sanitation facilities does not, on its own, necessarily lead to improved health. There is now very clear evidence showing the importance of hygienic behavior  at critical Times.

“The children in the community are always getting sick,” says Sajid Khan, a participant at the community session on sanitation and hygiene behavior, “They always have diarrhea, and other diseases”

Sajid Khan lives in Shaheen Muslim town, UC-11 where our community team conducted a session on hygiene practices and sanitation importance during the month of April, 2014.

To help tackle these problems, Municipal services program developed a community-based health program, with support from USAID  whose main purpose is to promote health hygiene practices and create awareness among the citizen of town-I Peshawar in this area. This is a pilot program which has started its activities from UC-9 and 10 and now extended its services for UC-11.This program will then be implemented for whole Peshawar city after successfully completing its pilot phase.