Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Basic hygiene can reduce disease infection in densely populated communities

By Yamkela Xhaso
22 July

It is revealed that basic hygiene can reduce disease infection in densely populated communities and communities where people share facilities.

This is revealed by the joint project that was done by a number of Western Cape and United Sates universities and City of Cape Town Health Department.

City of Cape Town Health Department Executive Director Ivan Bromfield said ,

“ The project was looking at the impact of participatory community based behaviour change education and this intervention was done at the Philippi and Du Noon areas”

“ We found out that if basic house and hygiene practices are followed it does have an impact in improving health of highly populated communities.

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