This project is intended to enhance the health status and productivity of communities and schools in Nangabo Sub-county in Central Uganda. These rely mainly on unprotected springs as a source of water. This water is usually full of diseases causing germs. Worse still in many households and schools the sanitation conditions and hygiene practices are poor This project will ensure access to safe and clean water as well as better hygiene practices
Safe water coverage of the area is 49% and people draw water from mainly un protected water bodies like open wells which are essentially contaminated, unreliable and distant. The contamination is a result of increased human activity destroying the water catchment areas and effects of climate change. An assessment shows that peoples' hygienic practices are poor due to inadequate hygiene education. This has led to the prevalence of water borne and hygiene diseases such as diarrhea and typhoid
Two spring water tanks, with a capacity of 5,000litres each of clean and safe water, serving a community of 1000 people to be constructed. Trees planted will help to improve the micro- climate of the area and protection of the water catchment. Hygiene campaign in vulnerable community schools and the training of Water Sanitation and Hygiene(WASH) Committees to monitor and enforce health and sanitation practices such hand washing with soap.
The spring water tanks will enable the target community have access to safe and clean water thus eliminating incidences of water borne diseases. The trees planted will help to improve the micro- climate of the area and also conserve the water catchment areas. Good hygiene practices will eliminate hygiene and water related diseases leading to improved productivity.