In children under the age of 15 years, this habit can prevent diarrheal diseases by 53 percent. It was mentioned by Sigit Sulistyo, Specialist Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health World Vision Indonesia in a press release received detikHealth, Friday (10/15/2010).
“It is unfortunate that millions of Indonesian children could not resist her life beyond the age of five years for various reasons that might be prevented among others. By increasing access to clean water for the people of Indonesia,” he said. Sigit deplore hand washing is still plagued limited access to clean water.
Based on data Riskesdas 2007, only 57.7 percent of Indonesian people who can access drinking water sources. Therefore, World Vision Indonesia is committed to saving the nation by continuing to promote hand washing with soap. Socialization through health promotion and sanitation activities in various regions in Indonesia.
Among the forms of training and implementation of rainwater storage systems for schools in West Sumba and Nias, as well as the construction of Water Distribution Networks in Regional Development Program East Flores, Sikka and Nias.
Previously, World Vision has also been promoting health through Community Based Total Sanitation Workshop. The event was held in Lumajang, East Java on July 12 to 16 2010. Ongoing series of activities according to children’s health campaign initiated by the Child Health Now in 100 countries, including Indonesia. The campaign that followed millions of people around the world that aims to reduce child and maternal mortality.
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