Health Department rolls out “Hygiene Champions” training
Written by Ruth Magak
The program dubbed “Hygiene and Behaviour Change Communication” (HBCC2) is supported by Amref with an aim to advocate for sustained hygiene during and after pandemics like COVID-19.
The County School Health Coordinator has mapped the first cohort of over 40 teachers from various schools and ECDE centres within Nakuru Municipality, Naivasha, Molo, and Gilgil to be champions of hygiene promotion. Priority has been given to special schools and ECDEs where pupils are vulnerable to sanitation illnesses.
The team of 40 teachers has also been sensitized on proper hygiene practices and the need for continuous hygiene promotion in schools. The HBCC2 project has previously supported the sensitization of other groups including local media influencers on hygiene promotion.
This is in line with HE Governor Susan Kihika’s agenda on Health to Partner with development partners and other stakeholders in investing in healthcare and training facilities to meet the demand for general, preventive, promotive, and specialized care.