Annet supports the Trust’s Trachoma Initiative by teaching members of the surrounding rural communities where she lives about how to prevent the spread of trachoma.
“I have been a Village Health Team (VHT) worker for ten years now. As a VHT I must go to the surrounding villages and teach communities about health education. I travel on my bicycle four or five kilometres every day and knock on peoples’ doors to teach them different health issues. I teach people about eye and face washing, and that people should use soap instead of ash, to have a tip-tap (water tap) near to the latrines, and that they should use rubbish bins and dig holes for latrines.
The village voted me to become a VHT. Everyone is very welcoming. They like to hear my advice. I am very happy to be a VHT. I have made lots of friends and it is nice to be part of the community and to help keep everyone healthy.”