World Vision Papua New Guinea
publication • Monday, October 10th 2016

Healthy Island Concept in Papua New Guinea

Sonia Yeung & Jeanette Selep

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A tool to instigate and sustain hygiene behaviour change and link Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with Health.

World Vision PNG has adopted the Healthy Island Concept (HIC), a participatory community engagement, planning, and monitoring approach unique to the Pacific Islands. After more than one year of implementation, significant positive results can be seen, including communities succeeding in instigating hygiene behaviour change and adapting their lifestyle to achieve better health outcomes.