WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE

Lack of water for domestic use affects many communities in The Gambia which has impacted negatively on their standard of living and health of women and children who have to use human energy to fetch water on daily basis.

 

During the rainy season, flooding affected lots of community in The Gambia. Having access to clean water to practice personal hygiene became a huge problem. This coupled with the effects of Covid -19 left many families vulnerable. With some communities having to trek long distance to enter neighbouring communities in Senegal to fetch water prompted The Gambia Red Cross Society and partners to provide clean and safe drinking water to six communities in Central and Upper River Region.

The works that have been executed in each location includes:

 

1.     Installation of a solar pumping system (submerged pump, control unit, photovoltaic generator, protections, etc.) to exploit the water resource from an existing borehole.

 

2.     Construction of a pressure line (pipes, valves, meters, adapters, etc.) between the borehole and the elevated water tank.

 

3.     Construction of concrete and mental elevated tower to support plastic water tanks with a total capacity in accordance with the needs of each population and a height adapted to the topography and configuration of the terrain of each village.

 

4.     Construction of a small gravity-fed distribution network (pipes, valves, meters, adapters, etc.) with the installation of three (3) to five (5) standpipes.

 

5.     Development of studies, tests, and analyses to ensure the quality and control of the installation of the works.

Other WASH Interventions includes the implementation of Hygiene and sanitation activities and Psychosocial Support activities in affected communities in The Gambia and the Donation of hospital materials and equipment which are distributed to needy health facilities in various regions of The Gambia.

THE GAMBIA RED CROSS SOCIETY

56 Mamadi Maniyang Highway, Kanifing, P.O. Box 472, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

  • Email: info@gamredcross.com
  • Phone: +220 4373568
  • Fax: +220 43792405
 

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