JINJA DISTRICT ACTIVITY REPORT JULY -AUGUST 2021

Our Ref: AWASO/203/09/021                                                               Date: 10th September 2021

 

JINJA DISTRICT ACTIVITY REPORT JULY -AUGUST 2021

The organization had a number of interventions in Jinja district, these include:-

  1. Latrine floor Improvement
  2. Solid Waste Management
  3. Fecal Sludge Management

ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Latrine Floor improvement with Sato products and washable slabs

 

  • We have improved one latrine floor, installed 3 Sato’s at household level hence controlling bad smell, flies and enabling easy cleaning.

 

  • We carried our community awareness for latrine floor improvement in Walukuba and Butagaya Subounty

                                             

  1. Solid Waste Management

With support from Jinja City Council, we have sustained collection of solid waste and mobilized more people into the program. Currently, our areas of operation are;

  1. Walukuba West
  2. Factory Village
  3. Danida
  4. Masese
  5. Bugembe (Budhumbuli)
  6. Mafubira trading Center
  7. Kayunga Village
  8. Butiki Village
  9. Kaitabawala Village
  10. Sakabusolo Village
  11. Wakitaka Village
  12. Kyamagwa Village

Results

  • Improved sanitation in the communities since we clear illegal dumping areas through organizing cleanup days and Installing No dumping signposts.
  • The Solid waste management program has attracted job opportunities for the youth.
  • Disease reduction as a result of garbage packaging at household visa-vie scattering and heaping it
  • Program acceptance. There is improved positivity in the mindset of people in regard to the program observed through their commitment to pay garbage collection fees, waiting for the garbage truck on appointed days and advising their fellows to be part of the program.

 

Challenges.

  • High cost of operations due to increased fuel costs yet garbage charges remains fixed
  • Some customers don’t want to pay because they think it’s a government responsibility
  • Due to Covid-19 lockdown, many businesses closed and customers are overwhelmed with arrears.
  • Poor road network to dumping areas hence Truck break down and delays.
  • Lack of enforcement to restrain defaulters
  • Some people stealthily dispose waste in illegal dumping areas that we had previously cleared.

 

  1. Fecal Sludge Management

 

  1. With the continued Support from USHA, the organization emptied 23 sanitation facilities as shown below in Jinja district/City period July-August 2021 and increased awareness for fecal sludge emptying services.
Client type Household Health facilities Hotels Total
Total number 26 1 (Aids Information Center) 1(Wanyama) 28
Number of barrels 245 25 17 287

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Jinja Waste Treatment Plant

 

AWASO in partnership with USHA has secured funding to improve NWSC treatment plant to accommodate feacal sludge, a concept note has been shared and agreed upon

Result

  • Reusable Latrine after emptying
  • Safe fecal disposal
  • Reduction of open defecation
  • Reduced NTDs transmission especially Trachoma and Bilharzia
  • Employment opportunities

 

CHALLENGES

  • Inadequate disposal site to handle well feacal sludge
  • Lack of enforcement by local council and Health inspectorate
  • Increased manual empting
  • Lack of sanitation prioritization by communities
  • Effect of Covid-19 lockdown

 

 

 

PLAN FOR 1ST QUARTER 2021/2022

 

  • Signing of MoU Between NWSC,USHA &Alliance Water Solutions
  • Develop project design and construction of Jinja treatment plant to accommodate feacal sludge
  • Promotion of improved latrine floor and construction of emptyable latrines through market based approach
  • Continued support in waste management
  • Identification of non-functional water facilities (Boreholes) in Jinja district

 

 

Thank You

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FECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT IN JINJA CITY

 

(Meeting Jinja City Leadership on Fecal Sludge Waste Management)

Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) is providing emptying services in Jinja City and the rest of eastern Uganda, this is done to reduce open defecation when the latrines are full in slums, schools, and areas near water bodies. Latrine/toilet emptying result in:-

  • Decreased transfer of pathogens between feces and food by flies. These pathogens are major causes of infectious diarrhea, intestinal worm infections. Infectious diarrhea resulted in about 700,000 deaths in children under five years old in 2011 and 250 million lost school days.
  • Prevention of Trachoma which thrives where there are water shortages, poor sanitation and infestations of flies, The agony and disability of blinding trachoma can lead to a cycle of poverty, limiting many people’s access to health services, education, and employment, 137 million people in 44 countries are at risk of going blind by Trachoma -Sightsavers
  • Reducing the risk of Bilharzia which is a parasitic infection spread through contact with contaminated freshwater. People can reduce the infection by defecating and urinating in latrines. 29% of people two years of age and older in Uganda are infected with Bilharzia. Infection is highest in children two to four years of age at 41.9% (PMA2020 in 2017)

The City leadership has pledged continued support since the current sewage line serves less than 20% of the population. The rest of the people use pit latrines/Toilet which continually keep filling up.

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HEALTH EDUCATION

WORLD NTD DAY CELEBRATIONS IN UGANDA 4TH FEBRUARY 2021

Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO), joined the rest of organizations and countries in celebrating WORLD NTD DAY which is held every 30th January of every year. It’s the second time that such an important day is held to unify partners across sectors, countries and disease communities to push for greater investment and deliberations on NTDs and rally support for a common cause of #Endthe Neglect and #BeatNTDs for good, and for all.

In Uganda, this day was commemorated on 4th February 2021 at golden Tulip hotel among other activities that have been on going with different partners and government ministries. Uganda has made progress to control and eliminate NTDs with varying degrees of success with a number of development actors in health and WASH.

It’s on the same occasion that Uganda Ministry of health launched, a sustainability plan for Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program 2020-2025, the plan provides a framework for investing in the health system, building blocks that will enable sustainable NTD implementation of core elements of the program including strengthening, collaboration and coordination within the health sector and across sectors.

Alliance Water Solutions is privileged to be part of developing the Sustainability plan at the sub-national level and, on the same function was recognized for the exemplary and pivotal role played in NTDs &WASH multisectoral collaboration in endemic regions 2020/2021FY

Fred Muwanguzi –Executive Director of Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) receiving a recognition present from Hon: Nabbanja Robinah State Minister of Health for General Duties during the commemoration of 2nd World NTD day in Uganda at Golden Tulip Kpla.

By: claire nabirye –awaso administrator

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HEALTH EDUCATION

WORLD TOILET DAY CELEBRATIONS

Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) today the 19th Nov 2020 joins the world to celebrate this special day. The toilet is one of the most critical WASH facility every home and institution ought to own. Proper usage will help in ensuring that the germs are kept under control to avoid multiplication to other parts of the home, office and environment. Proper use and cleaning/Sanitizing will increase an enabling environment for healthy living and significantly reduce WASH related diseases especially Trachoma, intestinal worms and bilharzia.

AWASO live to promote “Clean Environment, Clean Water a Disease Free Community”

 

HAPPY WORLD TOILET DAY
FRED MUWANGUZI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ALLIANCE WATER SOLUTIONS
alliancewatersolutions@gmail.com

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L.I.D

SATO MARKETING IN UGANDA

ALLIANCE WATER SOLUTIONS (AWASO)

 

Door to door promotion is the most effective way to reach people in need of improving sanitation.

Henry Alodha a sanitation Marketing Officer with others move with SATO’S in different communities in both Busoga region and central Uganda.

Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) besides, fecal sludge management, solid waste management and latrine infrastructure development, has a team of marketers and masons who promotes SATO products and installs them at affordable cost.

 

EMMA TIBAMULEKE

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SATO A SANITATION BUSINESS

ALLIANCE WATER SOLUTIONS (AWASO)

Henry Alodha a sanitation marketing officer with Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) in both Busoga region and central Uganda says SATO products are easy to explain to sanitation beneficiaries that include households, schools, lodges, Churches among others because of their functionality, Visibility and affordability. It has proved to be a profitable venture to sales agents like him whom we supply SATOS at a low cost of less than £4 and they sell it at $8 including installation.

Because of the profit margin, Henry said that “He is able to pay house rent, meals and transport to the field and other things as deem necessary. Like any other business, Henry is challenged with people who poorly installs SATO’S without professionalism at times the beneficiaries are the culprit to this vice after buying them from stores, weak latrine floors and clients who don’t want to honor their debts. Alliance Water Solutions is promoting three types of SATO products, these include SATO PANS, SATO FLEX PANS and SATO STOOL. SATO’S are Toilets that use a mechanical and water seals to close off transmission from open air. It’s being promoted where squatting and pit latrines are used and it reduces disease transmission from flying insects that come into contact with human waste especially Trachoma and intestinal worms, it also eases gulping during emptying when the latrine are full as well as reducing throwing of sold materials into the latrine

It’s a hygienic way of improving lives in communities with affordable resources, they are easy to transport and save 80% water per flush by using less than 500ml of water and the polished surface is easy to clean which fulfills the vision and mission of AWASO  a “Clean environment, clean water a disease free community”

SATO A WORTHY BUSINESS

EMMA TIBAMULEKE

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