Summary of Study Session 5

In Study Session 5, you have learned that:

  1. Institutional hygiene is important for a range of institutions in your operational area, including schools, health facilities, prisons or jails, public and private offices, and local religious institutions.
  2. It is important for public and environmental health that public institutions meet basic sanitation requirements, including: water supply, personal hygiene, provision of latrines and proper waste management.
  3. School hygiene and sanitation are especially important because children spend a great deal of time at school and they need a healthy environment to learn and grow, physically, mentally and socially.
  4. Sanitary inspection of public institutions is a method for identifying hygiene and sanitation problems. It can also be used to inform the design of strategies for improvement.
  5. In order to address the institutional hygiene needs in your area, there should be an operational plan that can be applied locally.

5.9.4  Strategies for assessing and improving institutional hygiene

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 5