A survey assessments of health and hygiene sustainability in the cyclone shelters situated in coastal zone of Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar sadar and Maheshkhali)
AuthorAka, Sarah Hossain
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Bangladesh is a country where cyclone affects almost in every year mostly in the coastal zone. During the occurrence of cyclone, people severely suffer on health and hygiene facilities due to poor facilities especially due to the water and health facilities of cyclone shelters served by the governmental and non-governmental sectors. Health determinants include the economic and social atmosphere, the physical environment, and the characteristics and behaviors of the person. This project is based on the survey assessment on health and hygiene facilities in the cyclone shelter of the coastal belt especially Cox’s Bazar Sadar and Maheshkhali Upazilla. To maintain a good hygiene, the practice for it is very difficult here due to the lack of sanitary latrine and proper sources of drinking water. As a result, the people taking protection in those shelters are getting affected easily by different diseases. 64.5% of the respondents said that there is no proper source of drinking water in that particular cyclone shelter. Also, diarrhea, dysentery, fever and several skin diseases occur here frequently and harm the people’s day to day life during their stay in the cyclone shelters. All of these diseases hamper people’s life and cause sufferings in the long run.