Water Borne Deseases Awareness In Africa today, water related diseases are responsible for the death of more than 5 million people annually. Absence of adequate and safe water supply and sanitation systems is responsible for sickness and death in developing countries . Water-borne pathogens are infecting 250 million people per year resulting in 10–20 million deaths . It is reported that in developing countries, water ...more »
It is no secret that access to clean water is a huge issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. That is why you are having this Water4Africa campaign.Massive improvements in this sector have been seen since the year 2000 because it was part of the United Nations MDG's. While the situation has indeed improved, more needs to be done. I believe that to see real strides in solving this issue we need more people invested in the vision. ...more »
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First and foremost, when we talk of how we can help supply clean water in Africa. We need to look at the root cause of the problem at hand. Africa is a rich continent in terms of water resources but why exactly can’t we as Africans acquire clean water? One major reason, Poverty. The poverty levels are so high that only the rich get access to clean water. Why the rich again? That is because there are educated and are ...more »
Throughout most of the Western world, the generalization that underdeveloped countries lack access to water is unanimously understood. In response, multiple governmental and nongovernmental organizations have taken on the feat of permanently eliminating this issue. The issue being that water is currently obtained in most villages by an individual tossing a container into a deep hole, and pulling out the collected water. ...more »
Generally every community need adequate water supply and treatment plant. The factors to be considered includes: (1) Population of the community (2) Accessibility to the community (3) Good motorable road network (4) Mobility (5) Equipment (6) Skilled and unskilled labour (7) Nearness to a stream, river or ocean (8) Availability of required chemicals (9) Finance (10) Political will of the government.
Each rural community in Africa is unique with regards to water demand, type & location of natural water resources, topography, climate, distribution of homes, local economy ect. Each community differs and I believe there is no 1-size-fits-all approach to solve the water problems in all communities. I started reading a monograph from the WHO called "Water supply for rural areas and small communities" and they emphasised ...more »
Diarrhea and Cholera are the most Public Health problems related to Sanitation in Mwanza causing hundreds of death among children. Disease statistics indicates that 60-80% of the diseases requiring hospital attendance are those related to poor Sanitation. The Overall picture from the mapping survey indicates that most schools are Characterized by Non-Existent or insufficient water Supply, Sanitation and Hand Washing ...more »
the idea depends on three things first education we will make awareness through people and teach them how to use water and how to use used water and teach them how to commercialize the consumption of water three steps providing illustrate methods in schools and the second part purification will be like a tool covered with layers from organic and inorganic materials as it help to get organic substances from water like ...more »
African Women are usually tasked with providing water in their homes and kitchens. Women of families faced with unsafe water will be identified. Each month, they will receive a kit containing 28 Water purification tablets, an informative booklet concerning water safety measures and birth control pills. The Water purification tablets would provide a short term solution to water-borne disease, ensuring a healthier family ...more »
The lack of education is a root cause to many problems. It is also one of the factors why we suffer from shortage of water and other daily needs. If we develop technical schools that focus on the design and manufacturing of products/equipment that could help us with our daily needs, such as water purifiers, filters and any other systems or processes that could assist our communities with clean water, eg; the ocean water ...more »
The advent of mobile phones has been one of the revolutions of the 21st century. With 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers in the world, and with Africa being the second largest Mobile Phone market after Asia and the fastest growing one (http://www.gallup.com/poll/168797/africa-continues-going-mobile.aspx), it is clear that the ability to immediately and specifically target a national population with information is through ...more »