Hygiene

Water,Sanitation and Hygiene related deseases remain one of the most significant child health problems worldwide.Likewise,Tanzania has a relative high level of househood access to basic latriness remains highly questionable.It is estimated that less than 10% of Tanzanians wash their hands after cleaning  babies ”bottom”, only 40% wash their hands after using toilets,and less than 20% wash their hands before preparing meals (UNICEF, 2009). National data shows  that on average there is only one pit latrine for every 56 children in primary schools althouth in other specific cases the ratio goes up to 200 per latrine or no latrine at all.

The study by SNV,Water Aid and UNICEF in 2009 in 16 districts covering 2697 schools in Tanzania mainland revealed that , 6% of the school had no latrines,84% has no hand washing  facilities,86% had no water for hand washing  and 38% of the school had no water supply (SWASH Maping Report, 2011). Cholera,dysentery, and diarrhoea disease continue to plaque the citizenry while sanitation facilities in urban and informal settlements continue to be inadiquate. The study indicates that 30% of all neonatal deaths in Tanzania are related to infections or diarrhoea and yet only only 34% of all health facilities have a regular access to year round water supply and 37% do not have a clean latrine.

In a country some slum areas are mostly in dire situation. Part of these slum areas is not served by a water network, so people purchase water from expensive private operators or unsafe public sources.In those areas sewerage network only cover perfect 10% of its households, so large percent defecate in the open, use pit latrines,or havein -situ toilet and septic tanks.Pit-emptying services are also unaffordable or limited due to poor roads,forcing people to manually empty their pits,which is unhyginienic  and dangerous.Rapid urbanization has also brought challenges in the collection and disposal od solid  waste,with only 56% of solid waste being properly  disposed off.

Sauti ya Mtoto Foundation (SMF)

Strenghthen access to clean  and safe domestic water,promotes improved sanitation and hygiene service and facilities and adress waste management challenges throuth advocacy,capacity building and direct services provision through strategic approaches and methodologies capable of bringing the changes needed to be able to alleviate the community burden of disease and improve health which in the long run will result in improved productivity and quality of life for the population.

Sauti ya Mtoto Foundation(SMF) Is Expertised in Water Supply,Sanitation,Hygiene and Waste Management.

Sauti ya Mtoto Foundation(SMF) has one year experiance improving access to water supply,strenghthen access to water supply,streghthening access to Low Cost Improved Sanitation and Hygiene facilitiets  and Services and Waste Management.