The PPF is fine tuning the development of the handwashing unit, and hatching a couple of new project ideas. Watch this space.
Whilst reaching out to our friends and colleagues in Nepal. The porous border with India has led to alarming increases in COVID numbers in Nepal, challenging again fragile health systems and the population’s willingness to comply with imposed protection and safety measures....
The PPF congratulates Taylor Springthorpe from New South Wales on her winning design in the Nepal Portable Handwashing 2020 Challenge. It was a tough problem and all judges agreed Taylor’s design delivered a practical solution suited to the Nepal conditions.
Thanks to all who entered the Challenge, it’s been inspiring to see the ideas, efforts and presentations.
This week we will note Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
A basic hygiene practice achievable by most of us but a struggle for many populations.
In Nepal the rate of Coronavirus infection has been rapidly rising these past few weeks, very worrying but not unexpected.
The PPF is looking forward to the design outcome of the Nepal 2020 Challenge, so we can work with our health and community partners to improve access to handwashing, however small the first steps might be.