Many children in Vietnam lack access to water that is safe for both drinking and handwashing. Water that looks clean may still have bacteria that is invisible to the human eye that makes it unsafe for drinking, and causes illness and disease. Hygiene education in schools is also lacking and diseases such as diarrhea are common. MEDRIX creates a healthy future for Vietnamese kids by installing water filtration systems for drinking water and handwashing stations in preschools and primary schools.
Diarrhea remains a major cause of death for children 5 years and younger in many countries. A lack of access to water that is safe for drinking and washing directly causes disease and illness. Unfortunately about 9000 children die daily from diarrhea worldwide. Rural regions of Vietnam often lack access to safe water for preschools and primary schools to promote healthy living and hygiene education. Without soap and safe water, kids in Vietnam suffer from preventable illnesses like diarrhea.
MEDRIX donors and partners work together to sponsor water filtration systems and hand-washing stations in rural schools in Vietnam. Now there is a larger version of a water filtration system that helps both teachers and students during their school day. The installation of the filtration system is combined with education in proper hygiene and good oral care. Increased access to safe water means healthier kids and a brighter future for the families.
MEDRIX focuses on providing sustainable solutions and resources. New larger water systems holding 50 liters and are approved by the World Health Organization. They are ready for installation when we have the funds. Local teachers and school officials oversee the daily use and distribution. Benefits continue far into the future and multiply quickly as children benefit from their new found knowledge of good hygiene and have safe water at school.