Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Community sanitation





Topic: Community Sanitation

Community sanitation means the work we do to keep our environment clean. We must live in a healthy, clean environment. There are some activities we need to do in order to live in a clean environment. We must sweep our surroundings and remove the dirty things by taking them away or burning them.

Traditional ways of community Sanitation

Most traditional sanitation programmes provide some form of subsidy to individual families to reduce the cost of building a toilet. This approach is based on the assumption that both the construction and use of toilets depend on private decisions and on hygiene behaviour at the household level.

Modern way of community Sanitation

Modern Sanitation. It documented developments in sanitation, water infrastructure, and later building developments and maintenance in Britain, with a particular focus on London. By 1946 it was known as Sanitation, drainage and water supply, but by 1967 it was known as Modern Sanitation and Building Maintenance.�

Problems of Community Sanitation

What are the problems of community sanitation?

Poor sanitation is linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio and exacerbates stunting. Poor sanitation reduces human well-being, social and economic development due to impacts such as anxiety, risk of sexual assault, and lost educational opportunities.

Our role of community Sanitation in our area.

Sanitation is one of the most important aspects of community well-being because it protects human health, extends life spans, and is documented to provide benefits to the economy. One key goal of sanitation is to safely reduce human exposure to pathogens.

How can we improve sanitation in our community?

These are:

1: Access to safe drinking water (e.g. water safety planning (the management of water from the source to tap); household water treatment and safe storage)�

2: Access to improved sanitation facilities.

3: Hand washing with soap at critical times (e.g. after toilet use and before the preparation of food)

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