Best of Zanzibar is proud to announce its Health, Hygiene and Sanitation programs at Mbuyu Tende and Kijini, Unguja North A.
The Health and Sanitation sectors aims to improve health, hygiene and sanitation and introduce access to clean water in Kijini, Mbuyu Tende and to extend to the entire North A.
Seven Health Officers from the Department of Environmental Health at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and have developed together to teach community leaders, teachers and school children safe and practical hygiene practices and its importance. The objective of the Health and Sanitation Education is to promote positive hygiene-related behaviour change practices by educating the communities about the link between illness and diseases and safe hygiene practices, so they understand the importance of washing hands, teeth, bodies in order to stop the spread of bacteria that may cause illness and disease, such as cholera.
Best of Zanzibar Health Officers will continue with community public forum discussions on Health and disease throughout the year. This will give the communities to learn more about safe health practices, as well as to gain more in-depth knowledge on specific topics such as disease prevention and gender-related matters.
There is noted to be very few toilets in homes in the communities of Mbuyu Tende and Kijini, and thus open defecation can lead to numerous health-related concerns. Best of Zanzibar will construct gender-segregated public toilets at strategically placed sites in the communities, and provide education about its importance in relation to disease and health.
Best of Zanzibar in conjunction with Zanzibar Amber Resorts and Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA) will install an 11.5km pipeline from the existing ZAWA water main at Kijini/Mkwajuni Road Junction. For those areas where the pipeline will not reach, Best of Zanzibar will work with the communities to install boreholes to ensure that water is available to all members of the villages and all schools.
Best of Zanzibar will set up wash stations at strategic points along the incoming waterline for laundry, health, hygiene and sanitation purposes.