Our partners found that the Nakar Health Clinic Well was contaminated with high levels of iron due to rusty pipes. Consumption of drinking water with high levels of iron can lead to iron overload causing damage to major organs, particularly people who carry the genetic disease hemochromatosis. It was ironic in that there was no clean, safe water available at a “health” clinic. This situation needed to be changed.
Through your contributions, the center is now able to provide clean and safe drinking water to the community. Hygiene classes were introduced about hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. The center also introduced possible additional lessons covering latrine perceptions, healthy nutritional choices.
Such any incidents occur to affect the clinic well’s ability to provide clean, safe water a contact number was provided to the community for emergencies.
Models 4 Water would like to thank you again for helping us to restore the Nakar Health Clinic’s well, where now it is able to provide clean, safe water to its community!
Before: Rusty pipes contaminating the water source
Before: Iron contaminated water vs. Clean Water
The women in the village carry bins of water from the
newly rehabilitated well.
The finished product thanks to our supporters and contributors!
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