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dc.contributor.authorBeesley, Jane*
dc.contributor.authorFeeny, Emma*
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-05T15:39:11Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-05T15:39:11Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/608377en
dc.description<p><span>In the past, sanitation was poor and illnesses such as diarrhoea were rife in Matongo, a semi-urban village in South Kivu. Defecation used to take place mostly in the bush, hand-washing with soap or ash wasn&rsquo;t practised, the importance of hygiene in preparing food wasn&rsquo;t understood, and discarded rubbish rotted in the roads.</span></p> <p><span>Under the SWIFT programme, Tearfund with the support of Africa AHEAD set up a Community Health Club: a free, voluntary club which holds weekly discussions on health and hygiene topics. As a result, the village has been transformed. Awareness of the importance of good hygiene practices has improved dramatically.</span></p> <p><span>Villagers have noticed an improvement not just in their environment, but in their health and their sense of community. The incidence of sicknesses has fallen, and villagers are enjoying a new community spirit.</span></p>en
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dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.publisherTearfunden
dc.publisherOverseas Development Instituteen
dc.publisherSWIFT Consortiumen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSWIFT Stories of Sustainable Changeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/swift-story-of-sustainable-change-changing-sanitation-and-hygiene-habits-throug-608377en
dc.subjectHumanitarian
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectWater, Sanitation and Hygiene
dc.titleSWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Changing sanitation and hygiene habits through a club in Matongo, DRCen
dc.typeCase studyen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryThe Democratic Republic of Congoen
oxfam.subject.keywordActive citizenship
oxfam.subject.keywordCapacity building
oxfam.subject.keywordCommunity building
oxfam.subject.keywordHealth promotion
oxfam.subject.keywordMaternal and child health
oxfam.subject.keywordParticipation
oxfam.subject.keywordWater and sanitation
oxfam.subject.keywordWellbeing
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainability
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainable development
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practice
oxfam.subject.keywordMDGs
oxfam.subject.keywordMillenium Development Goals
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordWASH
dc.year.issuedate2016en
dc.year.issuedate2016en
dc.year.issuedate2016en
dc.year.issuedate2016en
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-20T11:33:51Z


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