Pakistan Safe Drinking Water & Hygiene Promotion – (PSDW-HPP) 01

    PSDW-HPP: (July 2008 – June 2009 and 1st August 2008 – 15th March 2009

    Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion (PSDW-HPP) was a USAID-funded project. The overall objective of the project was to reduce the incidence of Diarrhea Disease among children less than five years of age. The mortality rate for children under five years in Pakistan is among the highest in the world with 101 deaths/100,000 children and diarrheal disease estimated at killing over 230,000 children less than five years of age, every year which means that approximately 630 children die every day. This situation in other words is quite alarming. It can be prevented just by adopting hygienic practices. The Project comprised of three components:

    1. Community Hygiene Promotion.
    2. School Hygiene.
    3. Capacity Building.

    The activities of the Project were ended in May 2009 due to conflict in the area. The activities restarted in May 2010.