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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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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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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SATO MARKETING IN UGANDA

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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

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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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30 JANUARY 2020 WORLD NTD DAY CELEBRATION IN NEBBI DISTRICT, UGANDA

 

30 JANUARY 2020 WORLD NTD DAY CELEBRATION IN NEBBI DISTRICT, UGANDA

Celebration of World NTD Day, Nebbi District, Uganda

Neglected Tropical diseases have debilitated people’s lives and impaired development not only at household level but the entire nation at large. NTDs have disabled, disfigured and silently killed innocent poor people both young and adults.

On 30th January 2020, Alliance Water Solutions (AWASO) in partnership with Nebbi District leadership and RTI International with funding from Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, organized a Community Education Campaign to increase awareness for NTDs with a major focus on Trachoma.

Mobilization activities involved Ministry of Health National Trachoma program leadership, the district political leadership, district health leadership, district education leadership, Subcounty leadership, religious leaders, local council leadership and village health teams in the communities.

Mobilization activities included a community drive, radio announcements, church announcements and community mobilizations through Village health teams and local council leaders. The celebrations took place at OMYER Primary school, Kalowang parish, Nebbi subcounty being one of the areas with high prevalence of trachoma within the subcounty. The education campaign was attended by the district and subcounty political and technical teams as well as the community targeted audience.

The guest of honor was the chairperson L.C.V of Nebbi district local government Mr. Urombi Emmanuel, speeches and messages of trachoma where given to the community from Assistant Commissioner NTDs- Ministry of Health, NTD district focal person, District Secretary for social services, District health officer, Resident District Commissioner, Executive director- Alliance Water Solutions and RTI representative

The community dialogue was chaired by the district NTD focal person, community members raised pertinent issues from fear, ignorance to unknown that gave us ample opportunity to raise critical awareness about Trachoma, especially promoting facial cleanliness, use of safe and clean water, handwashing, construction and use of pit latrines for human waste disposal in the prevention to beat NTDs# For good.For all. The function took 6 hours from 9:00am- 3:00pm with full participation and maximum attention. Refreshments and IEC Materials where distributed to the audience and training guides for VHTs in preparation for MDA in April 2020.

The Community Education event was successful not only to increase social mobilization and NTDs awareness messages ahead of the April 2020 MDA campaign. But has put Nebbi district at the center of a broader effort to increase the visibility of national trachoma efforts, which we believe would increase visibility, ownership and critical for success of trachoma efforts in the region and recognition for World NTD day. As we consolidate the efforts to beat NTDs that has been a threat to more than 1.5 billion people with physical pain and disability. Beat NTDs#For good, For all. See Gallery

Complied by:

Jesca Kaiza Brendah

Administrative Assistant (Reports)

ALLIANCE WATER SOLUTIONS

+256(0)414671145/+256 (0) 751404947

www.alliancewatersolutions.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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