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PRSP-PLAN Pakistan partnership for scaling up rural sanitation in flood affected areas

Duration: Oct.2010- Sept.2011

Estimated cost: Rs. 28.13 Million

(UNICEF) funded a project to safeguard and protect the health of  flood affected people  from water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases in the worst flood affected areas of Punjab. PRSP along with Plan Pakistan implemented this project in 25 Union Councils of Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh and Layyah districts during October, 2010 to September, 2011. The three main components of the project were 1) Developing institutional linkages and capacity building of the target population, 2) Awareness raising campaigns for improved hygiene practices 3) Achieving 100% sanitation coverage in the target area.

The activities completed under this project are as follows:

  • 200 Community Resource Persons (CRPs) were trained.
  • 171 Health and Hygiene Events were conducted in Government Schools. A total of 40,575 students took part in those events. In addition, 1,319 schoolteachers were trained in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS)/ Hygiene Promotion Activities.
  • Training of Trainers (TOT) arranged for 449 Government Officials.
  • A basic health and hygiene condition survey was completed by trained CRPs of 100% households of their assigned area. Consequently Community Action Plans were prepared.
  • 2,813 community clusters were formed to take charge of the follow up of Community Action Plan (CAPS).
  • Health and Hygiene Sessions were held at Cluster Level.
  • In each of the 252 villages, Village Sanitation Committees were formed and trained in safe hygiene practices.
  • Out of the 252 villages, 238 Villages attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.
  • 168 masons were trained for sanitation work.
  • Demo Latrines were constructed in 332 villages.
  • Six (6) water purification plants were installed in ODF villages
  • Three street theatre events were organized in collaboration with UN Habitat and Interflow Communications. Approximately 2000 people attended these events.
  • Celebrated Global Hand Washing Day in which 1908 students participated.
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