Uganda Water in Healthcare Facilities
Recommended Price $125,000
Help Us Bring the Life-Saving Gift of Clean Water to Healthcare Facilities in Uganda In areas where World Vision works, only half the health clinics have clean water, and 84% don't even have basic hand washing facilities. Can you imagine...More Details
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Help Us Bring the Life-Saving Gift of Clean Water to Healthcare Facilities in Uganda
In areas where World Vision works, only half the health clinics have clean water, and 84% don’t even have basic hand washing facilities. Can you imagine if your doctor or nurse couldn’t properly wash their hands between patients, especially during a pandemic like COVID-19? Aside from risk of infectious diseases, when clinics lack clean water, the childbirth experience too often becomes a death sentence for mothers and their newborn babies. Improving hygiene in health clinics is paramount to stopping the spread of COVID-19, among other deadly infectious diseases, and could save the lives of 1 million newborns every year.
What World Vision is doing:
- Clean water directly on the premises
- Handwashing stations in all patient areas
- Staff training focused on infection prevention and control
- Waste management including trash segregation for hazardous and infectious waste
- Community health workers mobilized to educate community members
World Vision is a global leader in working with rural healthcare facilities. In 2019, when the World Health Organization and UNICEF issued a global call to action to provide hygiene, water, and sanitation in healthcare facilities, World Vision responded with a commitment larger than any other NGO. We are currently ahead of schedule having reached 672 facilities in the first 18 months of this commitment.
With your help, we will reach 800 rural healthcare facilities benefitting 7.2 million people by 2021.
Your investment of $125,000 will bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to a rural health clinic in Uganda. We will provide a report (typically within 12 months) on the water system you made possible —including photos, GPS coordinates, and the number of people served.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.