ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
In Aragonda, Total Health established 9 potable drinking water plants (initially RO and currently Rapid Sand Filtration plants) in conjunction with the Gram Panchayats, to service individual households. While Total Health ensures regular maintenance of the equipment, the units are managed by the community as a business. In Amrabad, water scarcity is tackled by helping forest dwellers conserve water through various measures. Water purification tablets are also distributed within the pentas.
Total number of lives impacted : 84512
This is a platform in conjunction with Dettol’s Reckitt, for school children, teachers, and health workers in Chittoor to be on the same platform. So far 100 schools, almost all government-run, have been on-boarded, across 3 mandals. Hygiene corners have been established with children taught about handwashing and menstruation in a playway method and awareness drives conducted. Trainers are locally employed, and liaise with the schools, the government, Reckitt, and Total Health.
SANITATION & HYGIENE EDUCATION
We place a strong emphasis on promoting sanitation and hygiene education in schools and public areas.
Our ‘Arogya Rakshak’ teams use innovative approaches such as ‘Chakka Bhajana’ song and ‘Hygiene Parliament’ sessions to promote handwashing and menstruation hygiene. Additionally, we distribute hygiene buddy kits to support children in their personal hygiene routines.
In Amrabad, we have built makeshift shower rooms using straw and bamboo, offering adults the daily convenience of private baths in close proximity.
Total Health also conducts hygiene and menstruation camps for the Chenchu tribe, addressing pain and excessive bleeding, distributing reusable pads, and promoting eco-friendly alternatives.
Total number of lives impacted : 81102