Through the training, the local people gained knowledge in term of the importance of water to human life. A person could abstain from food but not water; water plays an important role in toxin elimination from the body; if water resources are polluted, they would be extremely dangerous germs leading to quick disease spread. Polluted water is commonly contaminated by chemical elements such as arsenic causing cancer, dermatitis; dioxin; heavy metal (lead, iron, etc.). Consciousness of environmental sanitation protection is vitally important for prevention from virus epidemics such as dengue fever, zika, hand – foot – mouth, etc.
The CDC’s officers offered several solutions for the local people to apply to clean water use, for example, mixing alum with water, exposing water resources to the sun during 3 – 4 hours for dangerous microorganism disposal, or treating water with approved concentration of suitable chemical substances aiming to prevent from relevant hazard diseases. Several communication skills for disseminating the provided information and messages to the community were also shared at the training.
For the purpose of cooperation strengthening in implementation of communication activities from pre-construction to post-construction, MCDU consulted the trainees on establishment of a communal core communication group and clean water user group in every hamlet. The proposed establishment received total agreement of the trainees with the objective to connect the project to the community as well as support in project tally after it is completed.