Radio spots to raise awareness on proper hygiene, water treatment, and storage (Acted)

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PODCAST Radio spots help reduce malnutrition in Kenya

Community-based women’s groups receive hygiene training in in Soweto, Samburu East District, Kenya

MARALAL, Kenya [ACTED News] – Limited access to clean water is showing negative impacts on malnutrition rates in Samburu County, Kenya. Contamination at the source and household level is apparent due to lack of knowledge of safe water and food handling, and the absence of water treatment systems. In order to raise awareness on proper hygiene, water treatment, and storage, ACTED with UNICEF funding has aired 36 key hygiene and sanitation messages and 27 longer feature stories on Serian FM, a local community radio station. These radio spots are expected to reach at least 5,000 individuals in their local language, although more people will benefit as the station airs to an audience of 50,000.


Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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