EU, Unicef representatives visit district to inspect Wash projects

Health Watch

REPRESENTATIVE’S from European Union and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) visited Nawaeb, Morobe, recently to inspect the open defecation free and health promoting projects they funded.
First counsellor and head of co-operation programmes for EU Rene Mally and Unicef’s chief of the water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) programme Martin Worth visited Situm in Labutu local level government, Plastic Compound in Nabak LLG and Wain-Erap LLG.
They were accompanied by representatives from World Vision and Adventist Development Relief Agency (Adra).
The pilot projects were initiated by World Vision to promote safe toilets in communities under the Wash programme.
So far, 50 schools, including three high schools, eight elementary and 39 primary schools were involved in the programme.
Mally said it was an example of how people all over the world collaborated to work together.
He said the EU initiative aimed to ensure children in less developed countries had access to water and sanitation facilities in their schools.