https://scpuganda.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/218271197_4334047016661867_359435782990497938_n.jpg 720 960 Steven Beingana https://scpuganda.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/logo-suubi.fw_-300x100.png Steven Beingana2021-07-20 10:19:322021-10-11 06:55:02Constructing Boreholes for Health Facilities
Healthcare facilities (HCFs) require adequate quantity and quality of water in order to maintain a hygienic environment. These facilities are recognized as ‘environments with a high prevalence of infectious disease agents where patients, staff, carers and neighbors of the health-care setting face unacceptable risks of infection if environmental health is inadequate’.
WHO guidelines recommend that ‘health centers and hospitals should have consistent, or at least predictable, running water.
However, in Uganda fewer than 40% of rural HCFs have access to improved water sources on premises, improved sanitation, and consistent access to water and soap for handwashing .
Adequate hand hygiene reduces disease transmission and health-care-acquired infections.
We have started work to construct safe water boreholes at 8 healthcare facilities in rural Mukono district.
Thanks so much to our partner, BridgIt Water Foundation , our donors and supporters.
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