Good health begins with clean water.

Mandatory Hygiene and Sanitation workshops are positive contributing factors to increased overall health in our well communities. Diarrhea in our well communities has all but been eradicated. Communities that have begun engaging in home gardens and larger agricultural projects are growing vegetables and expanding food sources for their families. 

Women in our well communities also experience reduced physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water.

 

SERE OLIPI HEALTH CENTER

As a result of a partnership piping project with the World Food Program, the TSP well for the Sere Olipi Primary School now also provides clean water to the Sere Olipi Health Clinic. Dr. Henry Lentaaya has been practicing medicine in this clinic for 30 years.  He is now assisted by two additional health care professionals who provide health services to this community. Together they treat an average of approximately 60 patients each day.  They provide childhood immunizations, treat malaria and other diseases and deliver babies.  The hospital is proud of their newly tiled delivery room, although for some more old fashioned women, the clinic also offers a more “traditional” delivery room outside of the hospital walls.  The clinic now boasts about 10 babies are delivered at this facility each month.

This mural instructs patients on the health benefits of clean hands.  It says, "Its prudent to wash your hands with soap before and after you prepare food or tend to children.  Its important to wash hands with soap after going to the bathroom or after wiping a child that has gone to the bathroom."

This mural instructs patients on the health benefits of clean hands.  It says, "Its prudent to wash your hands with soap before and after you prepare food or tend to children.  Its important to wash hands with soap after going to the bathroom or after wiping a child that has gone to the bathroom."