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Health in Our Hands

PROGRAM GLANCE:

  • Conceptualized in 2013 as the Foundation’s flagship program for hygiene education
  • An educational program for schools and communities that raises awareness on the importance of proper hygiene practices as key for healthy living;
  • Annually celebrates World Oral Health Day, Global Handwashing Day and World Toilet Day
  • More than 14 million people were reached through the combined HiOH global celebrations in 2019

INTRODUCTION

All year-round, Manila Water Foundation teaches proper hygiene practices on-site in schools and local communities and through multiple communication tools and platforms.

In order to deliver a more holistic hygiene education, the Foundation has expanded its Health in Our Hands (HiOH) program to teach not just proper handwashing but also other hygiene practices such as using toilets properly and taking care of one’s oral health.

 

HiOH Events

Hours count

Individuals Reached

1

Lingap HiOH

41

132,281

2

Stand-alone HiOHs

6

1,160

3

WOHD

2

3,253,734

4

GHD

11

9,939,958

5

WTD

2

1,092,846

 

TOTAL

62

14,419,979

 

PROGRAM STRIDES

In 2019, it has conducted stand-alone HiOH sessions on the 7 Steps to Proper Handwashing and the 7 Steps to Proper Toothbrushing, and some sessions that come with Lingap facilities that are installed in public institutions so community members and students alike can wash their hands, brush their teeth and even drink potable water.

STAND-ALONE HEALTH IN OUR HANDS SESSIONS

 

No.

Institution

Location

Beneficiaries

Partner

 

1

Parroquia De La Nuestra Señora De La Paz y Buen Viaje - Old Balara, Quezon City

Quezon City

100 individuals

MWSS Corporate Office

2

Church of Latter Day Saints

Quezon City

100 individuals

Primary Organization

3

Punduhan ng mga Dumagats

Norzagaray, Bulacan

100 individuals

PTV4 Damayan

4

Mountain Province SPED Center

Bontoc Central School 

Bontoc, Mt. Province

500 children

GMA Kapuso Foundation

5

Cembo Elementary School

Makati City

220 students

RGP Philippines

6

National Center for Mental Health

Mandaluyong City

60 patients

PTV4 Bagong Pilipinas

 

Peace Village Elementary School

Antipolo

80 individuals

 

 

TOTAL

1,160 individuals

 

 

2019 CELEBRATIONS

In the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation’s Health in Our Hands program also drives global celebrations that promote proper hygiene practices. The Foundation celebrates World Oral Health Day every March 20; Global Handwashing Day on October 15; and World Toilet Day on November 19.

 


Global Handwashing Day

(October 15)


World Toilet Day

(November 19)

 


Other Flagship Programs
 

Lingap

 

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