World Environmental Health Day, celebrated annually on September 26th, is a global observance that highlights the importance of safeguarding our planet’s well-being. This day serves as a reminder of the critical interdependence between human health and the environment. As our world grapples with an array of environmental challenges, it is imperative that we recognize the significance of environmental health and work collectively toward a sustainable future.
KUTRRH celebrated World Environmental Health Day with an activity-filled day at the Kiwanja Primary and Secondary School. This year’s theme: Standing up to protect everyone’s health each and every day.
The public health team had selected individuals who each had a specific topic to educate on to spread awareness and educate the students and staff at Kiwanja Primary and Secondary schools.
The topics were:
- Personal hygiene
- Environmental conservation and climate change
- Drug and drug substance abuse
- Menstrual hygiene
- Mental health
The students also received live demonstrations on the usage of sanitary towels and each of them was given a brochure that contained more information on the topics listed. The counseling team also educated the students on what mental health is and its importance. The KUTRRH public health team gifted the school sanitary towels this is after a live demonstration on how to use them and a detailed talk on menstrual hygiene.
The KUTRRH team accompanied the students, school staff, and the local government administration to a tree planting exercise where about 300 trees were planted. This is not only following the President’s directive but also setting an example for young minds on how they can contribute to the environment’s health as they stand up to protect everyone’s health every day.