There are over 60 million people living without access to clean water in India, affecting most underserved communities across the country. Poor hygiene and sanitation practices and lack of access to clean water sources are major causes of skin diseases.
In partnership with the Bangalore Medical College (BMC), a renowned college specializing in dermatology in India, and Teach for India, a leading NGO working in government schools across India, our teams designed SKIN SAFE H20, a skin health training program. The program includes training modules, photovoice, children’s books and other interactive activities to change local attitudes and behavior towards hygiene and sanitation and skin health.
SKIN SAFE H2O Goals:
- Bring awareness to the local communities on the importance of healthy ecosystems and skin health
- Prevent skin diseases
- Encourage volunteer youth groups to protect the environment
- Promote gender equality
- Increase the number of villagers washing their hands
- Improve clean water sources
- Stop open defecation
"Ensure Availability and sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for all." (Goal 6)