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Title: Healthy islands concept in Papua New Guinea
Authors: Yeung, Sonia
Selep, Jeanette
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: YEUNG, S. and SELEP, J., 2016. Healthy islands concept in Papua New Guinea. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2527, 5pp.
Abstract: World Vision has adopted the Healthy Island Concept (HIC), a participatory community engagement, planning, and monitoring approach unique to the Pacific Islands. After more than one year of implementation, significant positive results can be seen, including communities succeeding in instigating hygiene behaviour change and adapting their lifestyle to achieve better health outcomes. Through community-embedded HIC Facilitators, communities formulate their collective vision of a “healthy community” and monitor the implementation of community plans. So far, successes include a high level of community ownership, participation and accountability as well as significant progress on activity implementation addressing hygiene and broader health issues in the target communities.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31399
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