Como Trataremos el Agua Para Beber (Water Treatment Reminder Card)
This card is part of a set produced by projects in Peru and Nicaragua aimed at reducing diarrheal disease incidence, even in communities with adequate latrines and piped water. Evaluation results after one year of behavior change activities with families in Peru included a significant decline in reports of diarrhea among children under five: from 22% at the start of the project to 9% at midterm.
Safe water handling increased from 36% to 84%, and many other practices had steep improvements. The approach followed in these projects was captured in the publication of Improving Health Through Behavior Change: A Process Guide on Hygiene Promotion (2004) In Peru, the project produced assessment cards, counseling cards, posters, other reminder materials, a counseling guide, photo ID cards for the promoters, leaflets, and various forms.. The Peru project also developed audio dramas that were played and discussed in groups or which individuals could listen to on hand washing, latrine use, safe water, and hygiene.
In addition to these communication activities, after learning about families’ difficult access to essential water and sanitation products, both the Peru and Nicaragua projects worked with communities to organize a “community store” that sold products conveniently and at low cost. The project was innovative in its design to keep track of how families, at their own pace over time, moved toward safer practices. In other words, it allowed families, hygiene promoters, and the project, to track the process of behavior change.
More Peru Water Treatment Package (PLAN) resources
- The Infection Control Symbol Package
- A Learning Package for Social and Behavior Change Communication (Um Pacote De Aprendizagem Sobre Comunicação Para A Mudança Social E De Comportamento)
- Driving the HIV response: Community Guide to the WHO 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection
- Community Communication MNCH e-Manual: Participatory Health Promotion Sessions
- Promoting the Health of Men who Have Sex with Men Worldwide: A Training Curriculum for Providers
- Familia Sana Sin Diarreas, Con Agua Clorada, Latrinas y Manos Limpias (Diarrhea Prevention Reminder Card)
- Diagnostico Sobre Agua Para Beber [Drinking Water Assessment Card]
- Tabletas de Hierro [Iron Pills] Reminder Cards for Pregnant Women
- Strategic Malaria Communication Guide for Central America
- Como estas alimentado a tu nino? [How Are You Feeding Your Child?] Cue Cards