Mr. Ebenezer Tawiah, Officer for the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan School Health Education Programme (SHEP) has expressed worry over the delay in the supply of hygiene and sanitation materials to schools in efforts to promote basic health principles among school pupils.
He noted that over the years, the supply of toiletries such as soaps, detergents and sanitizers among other items continued to dwindle and commended the corporate bodies “who kept on filling the gap.”
Mr. Tawiah was speaking at a ceremony organized by “Global Communities” to mark this year’s Global Hand Washing Day, under the Theme “Raise a Hand for hygiene” at Ntankoful Cluster of Schools in the Western Region.
The global hand washing day, was set aside by the United Nations and is celebrated every October 15, to sensitize and sustain interest in proper handing wash practice with soap under running water.
It believed that careful washing of hands with soap under running water could prevent the contracting of diseases and promote good health.
The SHEP Officer said raising a hand for hygiene was a clear indication of society’s willingness to promote cleaner communities and ensuring disease free environment.
Mr. Mohammed Abdul-Salam, Programmes Coordinator of Global Communities said the organization, under its WASP-UP, was bent on ensuring that most communities within its projects areas were protected from filth.
He mentioned that school children are the best agents of change, therefore inculcating these healthy habits among them is a manifestation of commitment to creating healthy society in the future. GNA