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 »
Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water source in the Africa. In the western part of Kenya, it is also the largest free water source and also in the whole of Kenya. Along its shores is majorly occupied by fishermen, which means it is not only a water source but also a main source of income to thousands of people in Kenya. However, there lies a very big risk and exists a series of water borne diseases in this region. ...more »
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 »
Way back when i was attending high school, i used to belong to an Environment / Wildlife club in my school. we could fix every wednesday evening to learn more on hw to protect our environment, we also used to go for international environmental ideas sharing seminars and confferences around the world. i was previllaged that i was always selected to reprent my school. what do i mean by creating a water and sanitation club ...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 »
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 »
Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick. The only solution to this is to dig wells,which contain clean waters,construct ...more »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.