Soap and Water to Save Hundreds of Congolese Kids

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Reducing Cases Of Water Borne Diseases

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Vihiga, Kenya
Map of REDUCING CASES OF WATER BORNE DISEASES cases of contracting waterborne diseases such as typhoid cholera etc which as a result led to many deaths have reduced since people now are able to access clean water. the contaminated water people were consuming before was the one which had been bringing this huge problem.'life straw' a tool introduced to our community and about 5 months ago by a certain Swiss company has been much effective when it comes to purifying water. after water is obtained from the steams and rivers,it is passed through life straw which not only purifies it but also treats it making it safe for consumption. the gadget which is now used in many areas within the distinct has been of great help. Read more.
Related to project keywords: waterborne diseases, access clean, contaminated water, effective, deaths

Tackling Tuberculosis

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Tackling Tuberculosis Tuberclosis famously known as TB has proved to be a tough disease to be controlled in the medication sector. TB has several ways of transmission. In Kibera slums, Nairobi, TB has become an order of the day since the type of houses and shanties there do not have proper ventilation hence there is a high risk of getting infected if one person within the room is infected. TB spreads very fast and is known to kill. To avoid several deaths, there have been several campaigns initiated to deal with TB within kibera. One major challenge is that there are no government hospitals within the slums. What there are small pathetic privately owned clinics. The TB - ina tiba campaign was initiated by the ministry of health but since there are hospitals in Kibera, nobody has benefited there is need to help the residents get medical facilities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: clinics, spreads, deaths, sector, need


By a female, 22-30 years old, in Iganda, Uganda
Map of hygine ruwasa;Rural water and sanitation organisation it helps rural areas Through this organisation sanitation and personal hygiene have been solemnly dealt with this has helped the entire rural communities to do a way with such disease that emerge as a result of poor sanitation and drinking contaminated water Such diseases like dysentry and diarrhea have been strictly avoided. Read more.
Related to project keywords: rural communities, contaminated water, diarrhea, disease, drinking

Water Purification

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Water purification Life straw is a certain water cleaning gadget that was introduced into my province sometime back.People for sometime had been lacking clean water since they were obtaining water from streams and river that of treating water was boiling and it wasn't that efficient. Life straw which treats the water through use of chemicals has been efficient as it has helped many.Cases of breaking out of waterborne diseases have gone down as the initiative has been of significance. Read more.
Related to project keywords: water purification, waterborne diseases, clean water, cases, province


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Handwashing Community transformers organisation has been forefront to reach many informals schools in the east land areas, their mission is to educated or teach them hand writing because many of the kids, parents passing through the hell, This is because kids have been losing their lives because of such diseases like diarrhea, vomiting, stomachs and this is a result of poor hand washing. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hand washing, diarrhea, schools, kids, diseases

Conducting Free Medical Care

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of conducting free medical care An outbreak of waterborne diseases had been reported sometime back at my region.The disease claimed a few lives mainly children.Lucky enough an organization by name WEAEP responded quickly by putting up innovative which was to curb the disease.They conducted a free medical service service at a local primary school.Many people turned up for the process and they were healed a great deal.Organization went ahead educated people proper ways of hygiene maintenance i.e keeping the environment clean and tidy.The people did adhere to the teachings and waterborne diseases have turned out be things of the past. Read more.
Related to project keywords: waterborne diseases, innovative, disease, things, region

Free Medication Workshop

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Mumias, Kenya
Map of Free medication workshop Some time two months ago, there had been an outbreak of waterborne diseases mainly being cholera. This disease proved to be dangerous as it had consumed lives of some children in the area. Many had contracted the disease and for sure it seemed to be dangerous. However a certain organization named WEAEP situated at a nearby town come and really helped us. They held a free medication workshop at a local primary school.Very many people turned up for the treatment and many got healed. People were also sensitized on methods of prepairing clean water for consumption such as boiling water. Things like maintaining hygiene, i.e washing of hands after visiting the toilet. As the community was healed they also learnt how to prevent cholera for now they are living happily. Read more.
Related to project keywords: waterborne diseases, cholera, disease, clean water, prevent

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The Consortium Congo Development (CCD)

Uvira, South-Kivu, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Nadine Mukanya

Chicago, IL United States

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