To survive, families may be forced to drink dirty water, putting them at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea, which remain the leading causes of death among children in South Sudan. The situation is further aggravated by poor hygiene practices. Only 10% of the population has access to better sanitation.
“Poor health” in this context means mainly the use of unsafe and unclean water, which is a focal point for both humans and animals. Its ingredients can be seen all around us. Animals and humans use the same source of water from streams and ponds. Low awareness of these issues, as well as perceptions of the target population about the causes and their effects on people’s lives, continue to be major issues.
Have access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
Conduct day-long training of social mobilizers/volunteers in the target areas on AWD/cholera preventive and control.