Swachh Bharat SwachhVidyalaya Campaign: Situation Analysis of Select Schools in Karnataka State, India

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2020-06-30

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i02.023

Keywords:

Schools, Environment, Health and Sanitation, Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya, Situation Analysis

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  • Subhashree Nandy Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2975-1396
  • Poonam R. Naik Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, India
  • Abhay Nirgude Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8687-7094

Abstract

Introduction: Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya (SBSV) campaign was launched to improve the health and hygiene status in schools of India, giving children a better opportunity to perform well overall. Objective: To assess the environment and sanitation status in select government schools as per Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign guidelines. Methodology: This descriptive study included 95 schools from Mangalore. The data abstraction tool was formulated using the SBSV campaign guidelines. Results: The findings of this study showed that most schools (88%) had gender segregated toilets and 93.8% schools had regular sanitary napkins supply although 57.5% of them did not have any appropriate provision for their disposal. There were no arrangements for solid waste disposal in 59% of the schools. Majority of the schools (96.8%) provided clean water for drinking. Conclusion: The study findings have implications in few key areas ensuring adherence to the campaign guidelines and promote health of the children.

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Nandy S, Naik PR, Nirgude A. Swachh Bharat SwachhVidyalaya Campaign: Situation Analysis of Select Schools in Karnataka State, India. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];32(2):432-7. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1491

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