Promoting water, sanitation, hygiene to ensure disease free society stressed

Promoting water, sanitation, hygiene to ensure disease free society stressed

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Speakers at a workshop here on Monday underlined the importance of promoting water, sanitation and hygiene strategies to ensure a water and sanitation related disease free healthy society.Importance should be given to create much awareness among the people particularly in the rural areas about the use of safe water and sanitary latrines side by side with enabling environment for hygiene promotion, they said.The speakers said this while addressing an advocacy workshop on’ Strengthening Wash Activities through REECALL’ (Resilience through Economic Empowerment Climate Adaptation and Leadership Learning) project held at the Zila Parishad auditorium here.SKS Foundation, a local NGO, is implementing the project at Holdia union of Shaghata upazila and Gozaria and Fulchhari unions of Fuchhari upazila with the financial support of Oxfam and Australian Aid. The workshop was organized by the foundation.Deputy Commissioner (DC) M. Ehsan-e-Elahi addressed the workshop as the chief guest and president of Gaibandha Press Club KM Rezaul Haque and general secretary Abu Zafar Sabu were present as the special guests while coordinator, field operations of SKS Foundation Khandakar Zahid Sarwar presided over the function.The DC underscored the need for transforming the sanitation campaign into a social movement through active participation of all for building a healthy society.He also urged the people to come forward in strengthen the sanitation activities at grassroots level to make the sanitation campaign a success.A good number of government officials, public representatives, social workers, and invited guests including journalists from the print and electronic media participated in the workshop.BSS, Gaibandha

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