Water for a Health Clinic

Can you imagine a health clinic without water?

Doctors and nurses can’t wash their hands or instruments between patients.

Laboring mothers must carry their own water to their delivery.

The World Health Organization estimates that the lives of 400,000 babies could be saved each year if health facilities had access to safe water and sanitation.

A safe water system dramatically reduces mortality rates for mothers and babies.

It also transforms the whole experience of childbirth.

This large-scale water project is specially designed to meet the needs of rural health clinics.

Like all solar-powered systems, it draws clean water from deep underground and provides taps in the clinic’s treatment and delivery rooms with an unlimited supply of safe water.

Hand washing stations and a waste disposal system dramatically improve hygiene and health outcomes.

“Before there was water at the clinic, women suffered greatly when they gave birth – deliveries were more complicated because it was impossible to maintain good hygiene.  I know because I gave birth to two of my children in these difficult conditions. When I gave birth to my third child, the health center had just been equipped with a pump. After giving birth I could have a full bath. The water restored our dignity.”

“To give life is the hardest test. Before the well, sometimes two or three women gave birth, one after another, on the same delivery table that could not be cleaned properly for a lack of water. Getting this pump has allowed us to give all of our patients better care.”

“It was really a horror when I saw myself covered with blood. The water available was not enough to wash my baby and myself after my delivery. Today I thank God that other women can give birth in better conditions and won’t have to go through what I did.’’

Goal: Install one water system at a health clinic

# Served: 8,000 – 10,000 people a year

Cost: $50,000

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Saving Lives with Safe Water

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