Consumer Importance on Sustainable Water Sanitation & Hygiene Facilities Provided in Rural District Peshawar, Pakistan

Abid Anwar, Mussawar Shah, Yasrab Abid, Zia Ul Qamar, Hina Qamar

Abstract


This study was accompanied with objectives to analyze the usefulness of, Water Distribution Practices prevailed in targeted union counsel of rural district Peshawar, and Behavior change in WASH. A sample size 359 respondents were randomly selected in rural district of Peshawar. The data was analyzed through SPSS (20) by the application of Chi-Square test statistics and simple univariate analysis. The study concluded that improved Water Distribution Practice had highly significant association with enhancement in behavior change in WASH, adoption of positive Health behaviors, health advocacy and awareness help healthy physique and behavior change in WASH as a way towards healthy life as well as sound human resource, and this human resource can play role in boosting Country’s GDP. This study concentrated on aspect of current water distribution practice and behavior change in WASH, in the study area where this study affirmed that sound body has a sound brain. Use of healthy and fresh water from secure water storage and source directly related to healthy physique.  Safe drinking water is the only source of avoidance from all types of water born disease i.e. diarrhea, dysentery, cholera etc. And ill health especially for those who have no or less access to health services in rurality. This study also indicated the importance of mass awareness campaign, general perceptions of common men in terms of better and healthy life.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v5i1.12264

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