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Improving water supply systems, sanitation facilities and drainage infrastructure, addresses multiple sources of disease transmission to tackle vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases.

Handwashing stations to prevent diseases in South Sudan

New handwashing stations in schools and health facilities are helping to prevent diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases in South Sudan, ensuring children stay healthy and don’t miss school. 24 hand washing stations have been successfully installed so far this year, improving access to handwashing and soap for around 7,000 children. These are on top of 5 […]

Sustainable water and sanitation in South Sudan

59% per cent of the population in South Sudan does not have access to safe water, according to UNICEF. Dirty water, poor hygiene practices and a lack of sanitation significantly increases the risk of diseases like cholera and acute diarrhoea – the leading cause of death among children in the country. This crisis is compounded […]

Making water truly safe: WASH and the risk of vector-borne diseases in urban settings

The MENTOR Initiative urge immediate action to integrate disease control with water and sanitation, as the UN 2023 Water Conference gets underway today (22 March) to address the global water agenda. Otherwise, many millions of people living in densely populated urban settings are at risk of death and suffering from vector-borne diseases. Richard Allan, MENTOR […]