In view of a healthy community, one of the common yet unrecognized problems in the community is toilet sanitation. As long as there is a place to excrete their wastes, people would often disregard the need to have sustained toilet sanitation.
During the house-to-house interview, the group had the chance to inspect toilets of each household. The result showed that some of the households have their own toilets; others share with other families while a few would just dig holes on the ground and cover the dirt with soil. Some have toilet bowls while others none. A few has septic tanks whereas most has none. Others use soap and water for cleansing but there are still few who only use water.
Though community people do not perceive this as a major health problem, it is still a major, major health problem because of the Domino Effect it may bring. Problem in toilet sanitation provides access to water pollution that may affect drinking source of the community. Soon after, infected water will be a cause to different gastrointestinal diseases such as diarrhea and cholera.
For this, the ADZU-SOM students in Barangay Molos decided to put an action to this dilemma. It may not be evident at present but clearly, this may impose threat to the community and the community people. Together with the community people, problem will be able to addressed and sustained.