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CARE's Learning Tour Visits Water And Sanitation Projects In Ghana
Queen Mothers in Ghana are traditional leaders for girls and women and have a great deal of influence within their community. They are taught proper hand washing techniques and basic sanitation practices with the support of Ghana”s Regional Health Department, which they then teach to others in their community. Hand washing stations have also been strategically placed within the marketplace to prevent the outbreak of disease like chronic diarrhea and cholera.
“Once we have the women with us, we will succeed in what we are trying to do’ – Dr. Linda Vanotoo, Western Regional Health Department Director, Ghana Health Service.
[Hand Washing Station within the Marketplace]
On this final day of the Learning Tour, the delegation viewed another example of innovative programming that engages the community in solutions that work to address their most pressing challenges. Through this sustainable and community-driven approach, Ghana has been able to tackle one of the country”s most life-threatening obstacles.