45th WASH Forum: “Current Issues of Waterborne Diseases and Threat of Epidemic in Kathmandu Valley”
Paschim Paaila in collaboration with ENPHO, successfully conducted the 45th series of WASH Forum on “WASH Forum: “Current Issues of Waterborne Diseases and Threat of Epidemic in Kathmandu Valley” on 26 August, 2016 at ENPHO Hall, Thapagaun, New Baneshwor. Ms. Luna Keshari Kansakar, WASH Officer at UNICEF resided as the resource person. The major objectives of the forum were to share on role of WASH during epidemic, to understand the challenges of WASH in Urban setup and to know the role of youth to minimize the epidemic.
Mr. Tej Kiran Joshi, Senior RC Associate at ENPHO welcomed all the participants and briefly introduced the objectives of the WASH Forum. Ms. Luna Keshari Kansakar explained about the major water borne diseases caused by pathogen that could take the form of epidemic and its transmission. She further enlightened about prevention, response and preparedness on epidemic and explain how to address the WASH issues in urban setup.
Various topics like; methods of waste management, Fecal sludge management and waste water management in Kathmandu Valley and various approaches during the cholera prevention campaign were discussed during the discussion session.
Collectively, 46 participants from different colleges and institutions took active participation in the forum.