Hygiene challenges in the world today
According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, as many as 4.2 billion people lack good sanitary facilities today. Worldwide, 2 out of 5 homes lack the infrastructure for washing hands. Diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, infectious hepatitis, polio and pneumonia are common. Every day more than 800 children under the age of 5 die from poor hygiene conditions and poor drinking water.
There is an urgent need for good training and information on the importance of hand washing, sanitation and general hygiene. Therefore, this is integrated in both kindergartens, preschools and schools and among their parents, as well as in our livelihood programmes for youth.
Due to the growing concern of COVID-19, we are also promoting social distancing throughout our programs to help reduce the spread of the corona virus.
Strømme Foundation’s staff in each country both follows and encourages all to follow the health advice from international and national authorities in the respective countries as well as the World Health Organization.
We advise following the regulations from the WHO: World Health Organization. http://www.who.int and Advice for public
Our World in Data presents all the available data in easy to understand charts. http://www.ourworldindata.org
The Lancet, medical journal
has made all of its content on COVID-19 free to access. https://www.thelancet.com