LOLKERINGET HEALTH CENTRE RECEIVES 50,000 LITRES WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM
WASH services in healthcare facilities are fundamental to the provision of quality, people-centred care.
The lack of safe water, functional toilets and hand washing facilities in healthcare settings poses significant health risks to patients, healthcare workers and nearby communities.
Waterlines USA handed over a water harvesting project to Lolkeringet Health Centre in Kabiyet Ward, Mosop Sub County.
Waterlines Director Diane Reimers said “This has truly been a collaborative journey with the community, the contractor and the County Government of Nandi. The idea of building a water harvesting tank is truly heartwarming to witness the idea that came to pass.”
Speaking during the occasion, Waterlines Mark Reimers quipped, “Waterlines USA is excited to be part of this water and sanitation project. The handover of this 50,000 litre water harvesting tank, is creating impact and changing lives, that’s why we are at Lolkeringet Health Centre today.”
The CEC for Health Ruth Koech thanked the organization. “Water plays an important role in the health care field, for Waterlines, we can’t thank you enough for your support,” she said.
WASH in healthcare facilities provides the basis for “do no harm” and plays a critical role in infection control.
Present at the event were the County Director for Health Dr. David Bungei and Kabiyet Ward Administrator.