5.2 Public health importance of institutional hygiene
The public health importance of local institutions is considered to be an extension of healthful housing. These institutions are places where people spend much of their time outside their home. The satisfaction of their physiological and psychological needs, and protection against infections and accidents, depend on the way hygiene is promoted in these local institutions. It is possible for these institutions to be the focal point for epidemic diseases such as diarrhoea and measles due to poor hygiene.