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Lack of Sanitary Toilet Facility

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Lack of Sanitary Facility is a sanitation problem in the community wherein sanitary conditions poses a risk for the health of the family and the community as a whole. This leads to multiple diseases including high number of cases of UTI and diarrhea. Establishing sanitary toilet among the families through healthy facility and healthy mind (by health education), the goal is to overall achieve a healthy community.

Goal:

To increase the number of households with sanitary toilet facility from 53% to 100% in Barangay Bag-ong Dalaguete Municipality of Mahayag, Zamboanga Del Sur by the year 2020

Cues:
  • Water Sealed Latrines:  48.5% (47 of 97 households)

  • Antipolo Type Latrines:  4.1% (4 of 97 households)

  • Bored Hole System:         36.1% (35 of 97 households)

  • No Sanitary Toilet:            11.3% (11 of 97 households) 

Specific Objectives:

  1. Increase the number of installed water-sealed toilet bowls in Bag-ong Dalaguete.​

  2. Increase the knowledge of the residents of Barangay Bag-ong Dalaguete on the importance of having a sanitary toilet facility.

  3. Improve knowledge and practices through promotion of good hygiene among elementary students of barangay Bag-ong Dalaguete

  4. Establish a monitoring scheme to ensure maintenance of sanitary toilet facilities in Barangay Bag-ong Dalaguete

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Accomplishments and Updates

"Preparation for Toilet Construction: Digging for Septic Tanks"

The septic tank hole served as a community participation, whenever the household complied to the specifics of economical sanitary toilet facility, the family would receive the donated materials for a sanitary toilet facilities. Families who experience challenges were continually encouraged through health teachings. 

"Coordination with 4Ps"

Coordinate with 4Ps members of the community encouraging to utilized given budgetin creation of Sanitary toilet.

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One part of 4Ps is being able to construct a sanitary toilet facility with this, financial aid is given to build the facility. The meeting encourages the 4Ps family members to use the allocation to build their own toilet. 

"Construction of Sanitary Toilet Facility"

Toilet construction was done in each household. The family is encouraged to build their toilet based on the specifics given my the rural health center of Mahayag. 

"Signing of Social Contract"

Social contract is a responsibility of the family who were recipients of the sanitary toilet facility materials to finish the construction at a due date given by the family themselves, this was countersigned by the sanitary inspector. 

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Specific Objective 2: Increase the knowledge of the residents of Barangay Bag-ong Dalaguete on the importance of having a sanitary toilet facility.

"Health Education"

Coordinate with the sanitary inspector to aid in providing a short lecture on the types and importance of having a sanitary toilet facility, and how it can help the residents of the barangay in terms of their health

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"Distribution of IEC materials"

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Specific Objective 3: Improve knowledge and practices through promotion of good hygiene among elementary students

"Interactive learning for students"

Interactive learning was implemented to the students of Bag-ong Dalaguete maximizing through participation.