Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Towards Safe Water Chain among the Community Members of Ciforo Sub-County, Adjumani District
Yamba, Idrifua Richard
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Though 89% of the world’s population had access to drinking water facilities, about 768 million people relied on unimproved drinking water-sources, 83% of them reside in rural areas by the end of 2013(WHO 2014). Safe water chain is the process of ensuring water is free from pathogenic micro organisms’ right from the source, transportation, storage until it is consumed so as to prevent the occurrence of water borne diseases. Objective To assess the knowledge, attitudes and the practices on safe water chain among household members of Ciforo sub-county, Adjumani district in order to generate evidence-based interventions aimed at improving water quality, sanitation and hygiene thus reduce the burden of water borne diseases in the sub-county. Method A cross sectional study was used to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices on safe water chain. This was conducted using structured questionnaire data tool through interview method, 150 respondents were selected randomly from various households and key informants of 10 respondents from various government sectors especially sub-county staffs including those working in sector of water and sanitation was also interviewed to make a total of 150 respondents, observational methods will also be used at five (5) water points. The data collected was then analysed to find out whether proper safe water chain is practiced by the communities in CiforoSub Countyand the results will be disseminated to the relevant authorities for necessary actions and advocating for resources in order to promote safe water chain in the community so as to prevent the occurrence of water borne diseases.
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