As integral part of Public Health, NGO Forum continues its WASH promotion intervention through software and hardware services. Water governance has been a priority issue for the Organization in recent years and much effort and initiatives have been poured into that direction. In the arena of hygienic sanitation promotion, NGO Forum has carried on exploring the sanitation marketing approach that brings in affordable product designs along with promotional campaigns. The approach is binary contributions. On one hand it has contributed to increase hygienic sanitation coverage among the poorest sections of the rural population; while on the other hand, it has promoted & boosted profit-making business for the local vendors that subsequently increases the availability of sanitary products in local market. In 2017, NGO Forum carried out its regular safe hygiene promotion activities within its working areas. Concurrently, it has worked to conserve environmental hygiene and promoting health through the prevention of human contact with the hazardous environmental conditions. Unsafe health conditions associated with the lack of healthy food, clean water, control of vectors and clean premises. Hygiene targets were focused on management of waste produced by human activities. Under the urban WASH programme, a model of improved sanitation and easy access to safe water supply was demonstrated in selected areas of slums.
Safe drinking water scarcity has been increasing in Bangladesh alarmingly. Due to rapidly growing population, declining of groundwater table, Arsenic contamination, saline intrusion in coastal belt, surface water pollution, etc are major causes of this scarcity. Therefore, people have to collect drinking water from distant places and use to spend a significant amount of time for collecting drinking water. From the commitment of NGO Forum to serve the people, especially disadvantaged and unserved people, appropriate water technologies have been promoted.......Read More
Hygiene is an integral part of NGO Forum’s water and sanitation programme and is also covered through direct hygiene education intervention. It has conducted hygiene education through PHAST approach in communities and schools across rural Bangladesh and in its humanitarian response programme. Separate hygiene sessions are arranged with trained staff for men and women. School WASH Programs include sessions on hygiene/menstrual hygiene management where School Brigades are formed and utilized as a platform for peer learning as well as maintaining hygiene within the school campuses....Read More