October 21, 2017
Berkshire-Partners UK uncovers Public toilets in Kampala Uganda
For Many years, African countries has had issues with Public sanitation. There are various reports regarding Sanitation and availability of public toilets in African countries. We have read reports from WHO, UNICEF about the result of poor or broken down public sanitation system, reports showing the high number of toilet transmitted diseases such as cholera, diarrhea e.t.c. In some East African countries, millions of homes still use the Latrine system of toilet which totally exposes users to a whole lot of danger.
As we know Water supply, sanitation and health are closely related. Poor hygiene, inadequate quantities and quality of drinking water, and lack of sanitation facilities cause millions of the world’s poorest people to die from preventable diseases each year. Women and children are the main victims.
Below are some pics taken from our tour of kampala Public toilets.
Water, sanitation and health are linked in many ways, listed below are some diseases linked to poor sanitation and lack of access to clean water.
- contaminated water that is consumed may result in water-borne diseases including viral hepatitis, typhoid, cholera, dysentery and other diseases that cause diarrhea
- without adequate quantities of water for personal hygiene, skin and eye infections (trachoma) spread easily
- water-based diseases and water-related vector-borne diseases can result from water supply projects (including dams and irrigation structures) that inadvertently provide habitats for mosquitoes and snails that are intermediate hosts of parasites that cause malaria, schistomsomisis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and Japanese encephalitis
- drinking water supplies that contain high amounts of certain chemicals (like arsenic and nitrates) can cause serious disease.
- Approximately 4 billion cases of diarrhea per year cause 2.2 million deaths, most-1.7 million-children under the age of five, about 15% of all under 5 deaths in developing countries.
- Diarrheal diseases account for 4.3% of the total global disease burden (62.5 million DALYs). An estimated 88% of this burden is attributable to unsafe drinking water supply, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. These risk factors are second, after malnutrition, in contributing to the global burden of disease.
- intestinal worms infect about 10% of the population of the developing world, and can lead to malnutrition, anemia and retarded growth.
- 6 million people are blind from trachoma and the population at risk is about 500 million
- 300 million people suffer from malaria
- 200 million people are infected with schistosomiasis, 20 million of whom suffer severe consequences.
This figures are based on a publication from world bank, this and many more reasons is why we at Berkshire-Partners UK are in Uganda, to start a campaign for Sanitation by building toilets through the major cities in Uganda. Starting with Kampala we will work in Partnership with Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in order to determine through the city of kampala the areas of stress with high traffic of people with limited access to toilets.
As you can see in the pics theres a long que in one of the facilities in the city square in Kampala. Berkshire-Partners intend to build 250 facilities in kampala for public use. Below is the proposed image of the facilities we would be providing.
This are modern facilities which Berkshire-Partners will be building in the city of Uganda, this facilities will help promote and improve hygiene in Kampala Uganda.
Title: Berkshire-Partners UK sanitation Project in Kampala
Date Published: August 20, 2017