In India 63.4 million are living without access to clean water – 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.
Skin Health for all
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, NYDG is designing and delivering a public health/skin health and clean water awareness program through children’s books and other interactive activities. The project aims to change local attitudes and behavior towards hygiene and sanitation, including links to healthy skin.
- Bring awareness to the local communities on the importance of healthy ecosystems and healthy skin
- 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
By 2030, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG #6, aim to reach everyone with sanitation, and halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase recycling and safe reuse.
"Ensure Availability and sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for all." (Goal 6)