Community Health for 4 Moroccan Villages

Feb 1, 2013

2013 Health Program: Garbage's effect on health.

Women and children will be targeted in the program
Women and children will be targeted in the program

The 2013 Community Health Awareness Days will focus on the two core villages of Zawiya Ahansal, Aguddim and Amezray. The program will be spread over a time frame of two weeks and incorporate a variety of activities including: roundtable discussions (community leaders and government officials, elementary school students, female and male heads of households); presentations at the elementary school and tutoring program; community educational workshops (garbage storage, composting, garbage disposal, connected health issues); fieldtrips to water sources, current garbage collection areas and specific areas of impending concern; and garbage clean up days.

The following goals have been set for the 2013 Community Health Awareness Days.

  • Compile the community’s concerns and beliefs about garbage and refuse.
  • Gain an understanding of current garbage disposal methods and locations.
  • Educate the community on garbage’s affect on individual, family and community health. Long-term and short-term. 
  • Discuss impact of untreated garbage on soil and water sources
  • Discuss impact of untreated garbage on domestic animals
  • Importance of clean homes and villages to detract flies
  • Importance of clean homes and villages as source of pride
  • Impact of tourism on garbage accumulation
  • Discuss relevance to the connection with climate change and current global strategies to slow current trends
  • How to separate garbage
  • How to reuse and recycle
  • How to compost
  • Provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to brainstorm and discuss their viewpoints.
  • Clean up the villages.
  • Create a list of potential options for attacking the garbage issues.
  • Prioritize locations and situations for improvement.

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