HEALTH — saving lives in Nepal with clean water and sanitation
We are improving sanitation and water supply to the most vulnerable rural people and providing them with hygiene training.
Improvements to health can be achieved by providing access to clean water using pipelines and standpipes. By building toilets basic sanitation is improved, good health is promoted and personal dignity is increased.
Resolve International's Health Programme is currently focussed on improving the health of:
- children and their families
- school children and teachers
- women's groups
The need for basic sanitation in rural Nepal
Village people in Nepal need to learn about hygiene and understand what good hygiene practices are. When they have the facilities they need, such as toilets and piped water, they can improve their own health.
Families and schools need our help to build toilets, to prevent illness and promote health and gain personal dignity.
Sanitation for families
Resolve International has worked with local partners in Nepal to help 300 families provide toilets for their children, giving a great boost to community health. We calculate that around 1,500 people will benefit directly from these toilets for children and families.
Sanitation at school
Building toilets for schools increases attendance, especially by girls.
Sanitation for womens groups
By providing toilets for women's groups and giving them access to training in hygiene, they can spread the message within their family and the community.
Access to water in rural Nepal
In rural Nepal families might walk up and down hills for up to 3 hours to collect water in old plastic containers. The lucky ones may have a standpipe within 50 meters of their home.
Many still use an unsafe source, which can cause health problems.
Clean water improves the health of children
The health of vulnerable babies, children and adults is improved when access to clean water is improved using pipelines to deliver it close to where it's needed.
Resolve International has worked with local partners in Nepal to help families to improve water supply, providing water for communities. We have installed pipelines and standpipes for 28 families.
Water supply for schools
Schools need a supply of drinking water to provide hydration. When children are well hydrated, this has been proven to improve learning. Children with access to clean drinking water are not exposed to water borne illnesses like polio.
Water for schools is also necessary for flushing the school toilets we have built.