SAFE WATER AND TOILET FACILITY AT PAMENG HEALTH FACILITY
Project Launch: 5-28-21
The Pameng community’s sole health facility relies on its workers to fill buckets with water to meet the hygiene and sanitation needs of the facility. This requires health workers to walk about 3km to access water. The community, of about 2500 people, currently sources its water from streams and a mechanized borehole on the outskirts of the town. This project aims to ensure that the health facility has more sustainable sources of water by sinking an underground borehole and building an overground water tank with a mechanized water pump. Three washrooms fitted with toilets, showers and hand wash areas will also be constructed at the health facility. Since the facility currently does not have any functional washrooms or handwashing stations, the project will enable staff, patients, and visitors to improve hygiene and sanitation, thus reducing the overall risk of WASH-related illness spreading within the facility.