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Water and Sanitation in Indonesia

Plan International Indonesia is working with the Indonesian Ministry of Health and AusAid on a programme of local activism to trigger communities to take actions to improve their own hygiene.  It focuses on ending open defecation, hand-washing with soap and proper domestic waste management.

In the 11 districts where we work, we have reduced the incidence of diarrhoea by an average of 35%. The communities themselves, including children, have built nearly 195,000 latrines and 170,000 hand-washing facilities. Children play a key role in checking the facilities in their home villages to see if they are following the ‘5 pillars’ of community led total sanitation. 

Children in Flores learn to wash their hands to stay healthy.