All too often children catch diseases through dirty water, sewage, their hands and other objects.

Cleanliness isn’t always at the forefront of people’s minds, so it’s important to highlight the dangers and promote good habits.


  • Since germs are invisible, people may not be mindful of their dangers – so make sure your listeners understand the importance of good hygiene even if they can’t see the dirt on their hands or objects.

  • Consider if your listeners may have certain beliefs that stop them from practising good hygiene. For example, some might wrongly believe that washing can harm newborn babies or people who are sick – dispel these myths on your programme.

  • Does your community have access to clean water and latrines in their homes, schools and public places? Is there a household rubbish collection? If not, your programme could help create demand and persuade local governors to set up these services.

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