|Hy2U @ the Huruma Women Group||October 1, 2015 - 4:44pm||
|Hy2U in Ethiopia||October 1, 2015 - 4:43pm||
The Hy2U in action, a film from Ethiopia
|De Hy2U handenwasser||October 1, 2015 - 4:42pm||
A dutch intro to the Hy2U.
|Hy2U in Kenya||October 1, 2015 - 4:41pm||
Joke van den Oever and Reinder van Tijen from the dutch foundation Demotech, design for self-reliance, went to Kenya in June 2009 to teach people how to make a Hy2U handwashing device. The Hy2U solves the problem of the lack of hygiene and comfort due to the lack of piped water. With the Hy2U you can wash your hands with a small amount of clean water. It is made by the people themselves out of local materials that even the poorest people can afford. One important value of the H2yU is that people can make it the way they think it's most beautiful. Everyone deserves a beautiful bath room.
|Request from Uganda||October 1, 2015 - 4:40pm||
Request are often dry and dull, not giving much details, not explaining the real local situation and for whom it is meant. Such request state there is plenty need, so send books. Then we answer -if possible- right away that Demotech does not distribute books, but has its websites and video's at YouTube. I also always ask if Demotech can help with anything they find in our websites or video's.
I seldom hear back.
|Clean hands? Taller children!||October 1, 2015 - 4:39pm|
|Research about Hand Washing Campaigns in Peru||October 1, 2015 - 4:34pm||
This article is from three years ago, just found it when archiving my mail. A sad resilt is described of large media campaigns in a few countries.
|Hand washing can save 2500 children's lives a day||October 1, 2015 - 4:33pm||
The number of hands that need proper care and don't get it, is huge. Is a billion hands a good guess? The World Health Organization seems to think so.
|Furaha, nururing hope and dreams||October 1, 2015 - 4:33pm||
Eveline did not let slip it out of her hands, the opportunity to introduce the Hy2U in her Community Center in Humara, a poor quarter in Nairobi.
|The big constraint is TIME||October 1, 2015 - 4:30pm||
As always during Demotech fieldwork, the big constraint is TIME. The idea is that we can teach in almost no-time. And time and again, I find that this is not the case.
|Warming up for this travel blog in Addis Ababa||October 1, 2015 - 4:28pm||
|Hy2U in action!||October 1, 2015 - 4:28pm||
Only a few months after it was first conceived, one of the students who was working on the project, a girl named Julia, took the Hy2U with her to Ghana (pictures soon to follow).
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 4 of 4||October 1, 2015 - 4:26pm||
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 3 of 4||October 1, 2015 - 4:26pm||
There is much to learn from one another, including by listening to – and heeding – the voices
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has introduced two relevant
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 2 of 4||October 1, 2015 - 4:25pm||
WASH (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) programme UNDP
UNDP Humand Development Report 2006
Because diarrhoeal diseases are of faecal origin, hand washing with soap and water has been identified as a major determinant of reduced child mortality, along with interventions that prevent faecal material from entering the domestic environment of children.11
|The big institutes, do they support the Demotech Approach? Part 1 of 4||October 1, 2015 - 4:25pm||
Washing hand is considered in many ways. But only with UNDP a direct link was found between sanitation/hygiene and dignity.
|How it worked out at the World Water Week long conference in Stockholm?||October 1, 2015 - 4:24pm||
Asking people to wash their hands might be taken as an insult, implying the assumption that their hands could be dirty. But the HY2U overcomes all problems, it seems, in particular barriers to interaction.
|The first time I touched the Hy2U||October 1, 2015 - 4:23pm||
My story starts right near the beginning: at the conception of the Hy2U.
|A revolution in Hand Washing||October 1, 2015 - 4:20pm||
More than 1.5 million children under age 5 die each year from diarrheal diseases – and many more suffer from malnutrition as a result of it. A clean water supply and proper sanitation and hygiene practices are well documented as means of preventing diarrhea. Arguably the most effective means to reduce diarrhea and other illnesses is simple hand washing.
|Organizations involved in hand washing campaings||October 1, 2015 - 4:18pm||
Washing hands is rightly a big issue for numerous -most international operating- organizations. Also governmental organziations all over the world have national programs to promote hand washing. Here are some: