Not only does this clever design purify water — it also doubles as a container for shipping grains and other food staples. Once the package of food is received, it can then be used as a solar water purification kit. To filter contaminated water the Life sack uses SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection Process) technology: UV-A-radiation and the bag’s thermal treatment process work together to kill deadly microorganisms and bacteria ...more »
The SCC are groups of between 10 to 30 children who are encouraged to get together and form a club that will promote hygiene in their local communities. Each SCC is attached to a mentor who has attained the age of consent in his/her community like for the case of Uganda 18 years to provide a leading and a mentoring (for the case of Uganda where we have a government structure of Village Health Teams -VHTs, these could ...more »
In cases dealing with poor sanitation,water bodies suffer most with more pollution thereby rendering it unsafe for use.These unclean waters cause bilharzia,cholera,typhoid and other associated water-borne disease. This occurs as a result of most communities lack of toilet facility or even a dump site.They then turn to defect in water bodies and also throw waste into them. I will suggest that such communities are been ...more »
the development and application of sanitarymeasures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health.
River water can be used as the main source of clean water drinking after purifying water from river.
Water can be pumped in a tank or reservoir for the process to take place then supplied to people who need it.
the disposal of solid waste in rivers should be stopped, the community can be educated.
There can be a Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socioeconomic development regional cooperation and the environment. It is a vision of an African value where the following would be achieved. 1)Sustainable access to a safe and adequate water supply and sanitation. to meet the basic needs of all. 2)Water inputs towards food and energy security ...more »
Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in providing adequate sanitation for their entire populations, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Hygiene refers to acts that can lead to good health and cleanliness, such as frequent handwashing, face washing, and bathing with soap and water while as Sanitation is ...more »
the village health team is a group of volunteers selected by the community and trained by health professionals to provide basic health care packages in their communities. this members can help improve sanitation at no cost. each member is allocated a number of households that he monitors, so if they are given to distribute the water purifiers like pure, they will also be able to sensitize their households on better hygiene ...more »
Rivers and streams still remains the most natural and available sources of water. There's no doubt that most rivers in Africa are contaminated and drinking water from such rivers can lead to deadly diseases. But this can change and our rivers can be a clean source of water. As rivers flow downstream it has a natural way of cleansing itself called self-purification. With this peculiar characteristic and extra effort from ...more »
Vihiga County and much of Western Kenya are heavily populated areas, endowed with good rainfall but poor in sanitation. Most of the residents use pit latrines,increasing chances of water contamination, both ran off water and ground water. Many households still fetch water from the numerous springs, sources that are easily contaminated by human waste. As population increases,and many more pit latrines are dug, this water ...more »
Lack of water is responsible for more deaths in Africa than wars. about 1 out of 6 people living today do not have adequate access to clean water and more than about that number lack basic sanitation for which water is needed, in some countries, half the population does not have access to safe drinking water, and hence is afflicted with poor health. by some estimates, each day nearly 3000 children in Africa die from diarrhea ...more »
It is sad to note that a large percentage of the population go hungry and for the percentage of those that have food, its wholesomeness is questionable. Oftentimes, food meant for sale and human consumption are very bad and poisonous due to the water used for preparation that contain faecal matters, toxic substances, and pathogenic organisms that causes diseases to human body. Most of the food handlers are not aware ...more »
Water supply and sanitation in Nigeria This article was written in April 2012. Feel free to update it if necessary. Nigeria : Water and Sanitation Data Access to an improved water source 54% (2010)  Access to improved sanitation 35% (2010)  Continuity of supply (%) not available Average urban water use (liter/ capita/day) not available Water tariff Flat residential fee of USD 3 per month in Lagos and USD 11 per ...more »