A hand washing survey is being conducted by SIGMA Foundation, a not for profit society, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective is to know about handwashing practices being followed across different sections of the society in India. The data will be analysed to plan for appropriate interventions in improving handwashing practices in the country on a sustainable basis.
SIGMA Foundation was established in the year 2014 for serving the society in various ways with the initiative of Dr. M.N. Roy, the founder President of the society and retired Additional Chief Secretary of West Bengal. The mission of the Foundation is to provide possible support to all the tiers of government to be inclusive, effective and efficient for improving their performance and use their resources for enhancing human wellbeing and attaining sustainable development.
Areas of work: The organization has specialization in disciplines related to various social and economic development. Its area of expertise includes Monitoring & Evaluation, application of ICT & real time mobile telephony and GIS in monitoring, analyses of big data generated through programme MIS and its interpretation for decision support, public health including sanitation, nutrition and mother and child healthcare, management of liquid and solid waste, management of drinking water supply along with quality monitoring, strengthening Panchayats and decentralized planning, alleviation of rural poverty, natural resources management and improvement of environment. It conducts research in all these fields and is also engaged in capacity building in all the said fields.
Note: All individual responses of the survey will remain confidential and will not be shared with any one.