Health is wealth is a great proverb. According to WHO, Health is a state of complete mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. As far hygiene is concerned it is a set of preventive measures for good health which has become an essential part of our lives. Water and sanitation facilities on their own do not result in improved health and hygiene, it is the behavior of people towards their health and hygiene practices. The aim of health and hygiene promotion is to encourage subjects to make changes in their health and hygiene behavior.
Hygiene promotion is a planned approach which encourages people to adopt safe hygiene practices and behaviors that can contribute towards good health. To promote hygiene within a community it is not enough simply to provide messages about hygiene; the capacity of the community to analyze situations and initiate changes must also be improved. In this sense, hygiene promotion is comparable to community development activities. That’s why health and hygiene education promotion walk has been planned for the residents of Shahbaz Nagar tentatively on 7th Jan. 2014