Personal hygiene should be everyone’s right. However, maintaining adequate personal hygiene is among the biggest challenges of those living in poverty-stricken areas. More and more people are choosing to go without simple toiletries such as toothpaste, tampons, and shampoo in order to afford food to feed their hungry families. What is being referred to as “Hygiene Poverty”, is now extremely problematic, especially among young people ages 18-24 years.
Hygiene-related diseases include body lice, scabies, dental problems, athletes foot, head lice, Pubic lice “crabs” and many more.