DLF Foundation, under their flagship programme of Primary Health Care staged this intervention to highlight personal hygiene and emphasise practices that can root out deadly diseases like Dengue and Malaria. The class V-X students of Government schools- Rajkiya Madhyamik Vidyalaya and Rajkiya Ucchatar Vidyalaya shouted slogans like “Jan - Jan ka ye Nara Hai- Swachta Abhiyan Hamara Hai”, “Saf-Surakshit Pani – Hamare Swasthya Ki Kahani”, “Safai Ka Dekho Jadu- Dengue Par Pao Kabu’’, etc. to bring home the significance of proper sanitation. The students rallied in villages like Nevada Fatehpur, Bada, Shikohpur, Hasanpur, etc. whose residents, panchayat members and school authorities expressed their solidarity in this unique initiative.
Dengue and Malaria are the most important & common arthropod-borne viral infection of humans. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of these diseases world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and across communities. The sanitation can be improved in the rural areas by maintaining hygienic conditions through services such as garbage collection, appropriate disposal of waste water, anti-larval spray et al.
DLF Foundation has undertaken programmes like ‘Kachre se kamai’ in the past which is a solid waste management project and is a novel way to engage villagers to dispose off their waste in a sanitised manner. Also with such projects around villagers are motivated to segregate the dry (plastic, glass and the like) and the wet (kitchen and vegetable waste) waste in their homes and keep dustbins. This project has been successfully commissioned in Hasanpur and Kankrola villages