In 2010 the United Nations recognised access to sanitation and hygiene as a basic human right. However, billions of people around the world do not have access to these basic services. This impacts on the health and wellbeing of communities as disease spreads, work productivity decreases and children's growth and development is stunted. 

Health Australia & Tanzania (HAT) is doing it's part to reduce this burden by building accommodation facilities for medical officers in Mumuhumba, a village in rural Tanzania. This will provide the continuity of care and community access to the medical facility in this remote area. 

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HAT are thrilled to have agreed to a new development project with Tanzanian NGO, Health Actions Promotion Association (HAPA) and Cover-More.

In response to a request from the community in Mampando, Singida Region, The Mampando Village Rural Hygiene and Sanitation project aims to improve the quality of life for the community by helping them implement improved sanitation and hygiene practices, and an ongoing health education program. 

How will the project improve quality of life?

1. Education. A main priority of this project is to educate the community about the importance of sanitation (use of pit latrines and handwash stations) in the reduction of disease.

2. Empowerment. By partnering with a Tanzania NGO, and by the village having buy-in for the project, there's a much greater chance of using local skilled tradespeople to construct of the pit latrines, which both reduces the cost of the latrines, and offers the chance to further develop skills.

3. Evidence. Follow ups will be conducted to find out how many homes have "improved sanitation" methods, such as latrines and hand-washing stations, and provide evidence of improved sanitation practices.

For more information, please refer to the Mampando Project Brief.

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