Pakistan Safe Drinking Water & Hygiene Promotion PSDW-HPP)I&II

Pakistan Safe Drinking Water & Hygiene Promotion PSDW-HPP)I&II


Working Area

Fund PKR Funding Agency Duration
TMA 1 & TMA 2 Of Buner 6,937,600 USAID

Jul 2008 – Jun 2010
Aug 2008 – 15 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 year in Pakistan is among the highest in the world with 101 deaths/100,000 children and diarrheal diseases estimated at killing over 230,000 children less than five years of age, every year which means that approximately 630 children dies 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.

PSDW-HPP Phase-I activities (July 2008 to June 2009)

Formation of water user committee:                                                                                       2

Community Organization’s meetings:                                                                                    11

Water quality testing:                                                                                                              2

Hygiene promotion with mothers:                                                                                         160

Hygiene promotion with fathers:                                                                                           90

Women volunteers trained, for the implementation of hygiene promotion activities:            60

Doctors trained:                                                                                                                     20

Maulvis trained on hygiene promotion and to convey the messages:                                  50

NGOs trained on Hygiene promotion:                                                                                  10

Messages of hygiene promotion were delivered with Interactive Theater performance:     17

Two events were held namely; Chamla Cricket Tournament and Football tournament final

Melas conducted:                                                                                                                   4

Media events:                                                                                                                         8

Publications:                                                                                                                           2


PSDW-HPP Phase-II activities (1st August 2008 to 15th March 2009)

Pre-test:           10 Schools, five from each Tehsils, Daggar (TMA-1) & Swari (TMA-2).

No of teachers trained:                                                                                                          509

No of education staff trained:                                                                                                6

No of first follow up visit:                                                                                                       509

No. of second follow up visit:                                                                                                331

No of students engaged in exercise:                                                                                    13239

Form 1, 2 & 3 sent to PSDW-HPP, form1:    22, form2:       410 and form3:                        58

Post-testing:    10 Schools, five from each Tehsils, Daggar (TMA-1) & Swari (TMA-2).