Do not Underestimate Sanitation Problems

Illustration of road on the edge of the river

Urban communities generally accustomed to, and even enjoy a variety of supporting sanitary facilities, ranging from hand-washing facilities to defecate.

Sanitation is closely related to health. The habit of washing hands before eating, for example, play an important role in maintaining health.

However, many people are often insensitive hand-washing facilities such as water, soap, and other amenities. In fact, many villagers in Indonesia consider it as a luxury.

Water and sanitation is an integral and inseparable and interdependent on each other.

In general, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines, is the availability of sanitation facilities and safe for human feces, urine and feces.

In Indonesia, the availability of facilities and sanitation services is still a major problem. Lack of facilities is major public health implications.

Poor facilities and lack of knowledge of good hygiene makes a serious impact diseases such as diarrhea, and even death.

The survey conducted Sub diarrhea morbidity, the Ministry of Health during the 2000-2010 incidence rising tendency.

In 2000, the ratio of the incidence of diarrheal disease is only 301 per 1,000 residents, then increased to 374 per 1,000 population in 2003 and to 411 per 1,000 population in 2010.

Extraordinary Events (PLB) diarrhea are still common. In 2008 there was an outbreak in the 69th District by 8133 the number of cases, the death of 239 people, whereas the 2010 outbreak of diarrhea in 33 districts with the number of 4204 and the death of 73 people.


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