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Table 3 WASH activities in the Kishusha camp provided by NGOs in charge of WASH and the hygiene committee

From: Programmatic implications for promotion of handwashing behavior in an internally displaced persons camp in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

TimingResponsible groupActivities
Late 2013-early 2014NGO in charge of WASH activities-Set up water systems, latrines and communal handwashing stations
-Distributed latrine maintenance kits to hygiene promoters
-Distributed hygiene hardware such as soap and water receptacles to camp residents
-Provided soap and promoted handwashing with soapy water at public handwashing stations
-Assisted with the formation of a hygiene committee and training of committee members
-Ensured that volunteer hygiene promoters were identified to work in each block
Early 2014-November 2014Hygiene committee with assistance from NGO in charge of WASH activities-Ensured pumped water was available
-Ensured that hygiene materials were routinely distributed
-Ensured that latrines and communal handwashing stations were equipped and functional
-Made certain that hygiene promoters were working in each block
-Ensured hygiene and handwashing promotion activities were conducted
-Monitored hygiene practices and instituted fines when residents disregarded regulations
-Involved in prevention and control efforts during cholera outbreaks (ensure chlorination of water sources, encourage boiling of drinking water, increase promotion of handwashing at critical times)
November 2014–June 2015Replacement NGO in charge of WASH activities and hygiene committee-Provided ash and promoted handwashing with ash at communal handwashing stations
-Made sure hygiene promoters were working in each block
-Decreased hygiene and handwashing promotion
-Discontinued distribution of hygiene materials
-Failed to ensure that latrines and communal handwashing stations were equipped and functional
-Involved in prevention and control efforts during outbreaks
-Instituted fines when residents disregarded regulations