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Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas

Links Between Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and Malnutrition

Links Between Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and Malnutrition It is becoming clearer as time goes on that two of the worst problems plaguing impoverished communities around the world are interrelated: malnutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are often treated as separate issues, but increasing evidence is emerging suggesting that an unsanitary environment can in fact be one of the leading causes of malnutrition among children and adults alike. The World Health Organisation estimates that up to ‘ 50% of malnutrition is associated with repeated diarrhoea or intestinal worm infections as a result of unsafe water, inadequate sanitation or insufficient hygiene ’ [1] . These figures are enormous, especially when one considers that such diseases are often preventable by the simple act of handwashing. As stated in a report by Action Against Hunger, handwashing with soap reduces the risk of contracting a diarrheic infection by around 47% , which could pr

WASH in Schools: Fundraising Event For A Cleaner, Healthier India Spread Support Share

Click below link to visit the page: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/wash-in-schools-for-a-cleaner-healthier-india PHOTO: Clean water should be a right for everyone in India       Take a moment and think about washing your hands. Think about getting a glass of water, flushing the toilet, taking a shower, brushing your teeth… These are all things that most of us consider pretty essential to maintaining good personal hygiene, right?  Now imagine that you were born into different circumstances.  Imagine that the only water you had was brownish, muddy groundwater that made you ill when you drank it. Imagine there was no way of washing your hands before eating except by rinsing them in that same infected muddy water; imagine that instead of a toilet, you just had to pick a spot in a patch of wasteland and hope that no venomous animals (or people) decided to rudely interrupt your business. This is what life is like for millions of people

‪#‎WASH‬ Program Is Going On In Western Uttar Pradesh Schools

Hand Wash Bring Happiness‬   ‪‎

Water, Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink' As you may have heard, Chennai and its surrounding region has been hit by the worst flooding for 100 years, leaving hundreds dead, thousands homeless and more than 3 million people cut off from basic services like electricity, food and water. To show our solidarity with the people of Chennai, Heeals would like to make a large donation of safe, clean drinking water. This donation will not only be necessary during the floods, b ut also in their aftermath, when the risk of contamination and water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and hepatitis A will be extremely high. However, we cannot do this alone. We need your help in order to make a significant donation that will really make an impact. It is thanks to your support that we can continue to achieve our aim of providing safe, hygienic drinking water to those most in need. A 500ml bottle of water costs ₹10 ; a 1 litre bottle costs ₹20 and a 2 litre bottle costs

"Orange the World’ To End Violence Against Women And Girls

To End Violence Against Women And Girls A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime—a pandemic of global proportions. Unlike an illness, however, perpetrators and even entire societies choose to commit violence—and can choose to stop. Violence is not inevitable. It can be prevented. But it’s not as straightforward as eradicating a virus. There is no vaccine, medication or cure. And there is no one single reason for why it happens. As such, prevention strategies should be holistic, with multiple interventions undertaken in parallel in order to have long-lasting and permanent effects. Many sectors, actors and stakeholders need to be engaged. More evidence is emerging on what interventions work to prevent violence—from community mobilization to change social norms, to comprehensive school interventions targeting staff and pupils, to economic empowerment and income supplements coupled with gender equality traini

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

Although  India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said. "India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce country by 2025 India's demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce country by 2025 "With increasing household income and increasing contributions from the service and industrial sectors, the water demand in the domestic and industrial sectors increasing substantially," says a study conducted by EA Water, a leading consulting firm in water sector. Nearly 70 per cent of country's irrigation and 80 per cent of domestic water use comes from groundwater, which is rapidly getting depleted. However, overseas players from Canada, Israel, German

Govt mulls Europe-style water law to save resource

NEW DELHI: Concerned by the future projections of water availability in India, the government is mulling the legislation route to save the scarce resource from depleting any further.  It plans to come out with a new draft National Water Framework Bill - on the lines of the one in effect in Europe - and improvising on the existing draft law of 2013. A detailed presentation on the WFD and its comparison with India's existing water framework were made at the first Indo-European water forum here on Monday. Experts from both India and EU nations at the forum emphasized that if the 28 different nations can jointly work on the issue of water resources, it can also be adopted with modifications by India's 29 states by evolving a common law that takes care of the country's water resources. "The Centre will come out with new draft national framework legislation. Discussions and consultations at different levels are going on. But, it's a long drawn process. Since

World Toilet Day 19th November

                                                      World Toilet Day 19th November    

WASH Workshop In School and Marginalized Communities

WASH In School  Join Us at : communications@heeals.org Web : www.heeals.org

Global Hand Washing Day And WASH In School Workshop

Global Hand Washing Day and WASH Workshop was organized in schools and marginalized communities . And Distributed Soap bars . Soap bars supported By : Soap Box 

"ROSHNI - An End Of The Darkness" - Teaser

We release the teaser of "ROSHNI -An End Of The Darkness " Join Us at : communications@heeals.org Web : www.heeals.org Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/Heeals Twitter : https://twitter.com/heeals

Fight Against Dengue

Dengue fever , also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus . Symptoms include fever , headache , muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles . In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding , low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs. Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War and is endemic in more than 110 countries. Apart from eliminating the mosquitoes, work is ongoing on a dengue vaccine . Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes , principally aegypti. The virus has five different types infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others. As there is no commercially available vaccine , prevention is sou