Center for Integrated Rural & Child Development


About 2.4 billion people globally live under highly unsanitary conditions and have such poor hygiene behaviours that their exposure to risks of incidence and spread of infectious diseases, are enormous. Water stored at home is frequently contaminated by inadequate water management in the home. These issues are receiving increasing attention, but considering the huge backlog within the sector there is still a need for greater mobilization of resources and involvement of decision-makers at all levels. (WHO, 2016)

WHO has been at the forefront of environmental sanitation and hygiene action over the past years and developed some key materials intended for policy-makers and technical people dealing with these issues. These materials include guidelines, best practice documents and promotion materials.

Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development (CIRCDev) urged the resident of Nkawie to keep their surroundings clean in order not to harbour deadly animals and also mosquitoes. This was said during a clean-up exercise organized by the organization in collaboration with various key stakeholders like the UNIT COMMITTEE, the Assembly Member for Nkawie-Kuma electoral area, DESCGUT an NGO into de-silting choked gutters and the entire residence of Nkawie-Kuma to mark the launching of the organization. The organization using placards, educated and sensitized the residents of Nkawie on the consequences of not keeping their surroundings particularly their gutters.