Activities: Zimbabwe, Global Handwashing Day 2009

Zimbabwe WASH Coalition

The Zimbabwe WASH Coalition helped organize a Global Handwashing Commemoration Day. The day started with the distribution of t-shirts and posters. This was followed by a radio programme discussing the importance and significance of Global Handwashing Day, particularly in view of last season’s cholera pandemic. Students taught other participants proper hand washing and a quiz show awarded prizes to those who answered correctly.

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The newly established National Hygiene and Sanitation Task Force (NSTF), as the Zimbabwe WASH coalition is called, includes partners from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the media and  relevant ministries. NSTF has a mandate to invigorate and develop strategies for accelerated advances in sanitation improvements to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), paying attention to the use of participatory approaches, scaling up of health clubs, and capacity building.

Last updated: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 13:50