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GMF WASH project-Health safety at Mile 16 Buea

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A safe and sustainable water supply, basic sanitation and good hygiene are fundamental for a healthy, productive and dignified life. And yet many (5%) of the 30,000 inhabitants of poor rural people in Mile 16- Buea lack access to an improved water supply and improved sanitation facilities. The Global Medicare Foundation’s team has been making progress towards the improvement of natural water sources for water and sanitation is particularly poor in suburbs in Mile 16-Buea.
Our team found out that poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene results in tremendous human and economic costs and rein forces gender and other societal inequalities, most notably for women and girls. Talking to local health experts and the water management committee members, our team gathered that Chronic diarrhoeal diseases debilitate victims and, coupled with malnutrition, induce a negative spiral into poverty. The productive activities of poor rural Mile 16 people, such as schooling and farming, are severely restricted by ill health from water- and excreta-related disease, as well as by the time and energy spent fetching water.

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