Since 2008, 750,000 Southeast Asians have died from highly preventable diseases stemming from unhygienic conditions. Without proper personal hygiene, people are susceptible to a variety of ills, ranging from diarrhea to cholera. Cholera is a bacterial disease, endemic in Nepal, usually spread through contaminated water. It causes diarrhea and dehydration, left untreated it can be fatal in a matter of hours. Fortunately the solution is simple - Rehydration and prevention.
Education around personal hygiene practices can prevent unnecessary illness and elevate health and wellness across Nepal.
Currently, only 37% of Nepalese wash their hands and only 12% of those use soap, meaning that 4.4% of Nepalese practice proper bathroom hygiene. Simply hand washing with soap can reduce incidence of diarrhea by 45%. (Source : Nepal Water for Health )