Wash & health

Joy Foundation organizes free medical camps in different villages. In these medical camps people get awareness about health related issues. The health camps aim at promoting health seeking behavior in the long term and thus, unlike a general curative health camp, these camps also majorly work on building awareness regarding common ailments, family planning methods, nutrition and hygiene and sanitation. These camps provide comprehensive health services free of any cost.Before the medical camps are set up, the volunteers and staff put up banners and distribute leaflets in the surrounding areas, to create awareness about the camp which result in huge flock of people attending the camp and getting treatment for their health issues.

Joy Foundation has always prioritized hygiene and sanitation needs of the community. Water is the basic necessity of life but in Chak 325 JB, majority of the families had no source of water. The village has no electricity and only a few of the families had water hand pumps. So Joy Foundation installed water hand pumps in the village and now every family in the village has its own source of water. Many of the families in the village had no toilets and open defecation was common in the village. This was a big hygiene issue which needed urgent consideration not only because it was unhygienic but mainly for the safety of young girls and women. Considering this an urgent issue, Joy Foundation constructed toilets in the houses of families who had no toilets in Chak 325 JB.

Keeping clean is an important part of remaining healthy, but families who have fled their homes because of disaster or poverty often struggle to afford these necessary supplies. Hygiene kits are given to encourage healthy habits for children. Children want to look good and feel good every day. Our Hygiene kits help kids living in poverty achieve that goal. Good hygiene is an important part of children’s health, wellness, and self-esteem. Kids with poor hygiene can face harmful consequences.  They may be more prone to developing rashes and infections or may quickly become the target of bullying. Hygiene Kits include the following items for the children and family also:

  • Bath soaps
  • Nail Cutter
  • Hair Brush
  • Tooth brushes
  • Tooth paste
  • Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antiseptic Liquid
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Mosquito coils
  • Mosquito repel oil