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Where has the Safe Water System been used?

Nyanza Healthy Water Project

Project Partners

  • CDC
  • CARE
  • CARE CDC Health Initiative
  • National CDC Foundation
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Jet Chemicals, Ltd.

Target Populations/Location

  • Rural communities in Western Nyanza Province that comprise the Water and Sanitation for Health (WASEH) Project of CARE

Project Design

  • A large-scale implementation project funded by the CARE/CDC Health Initiative that is being incorporated into CARE’s Dak Achana (Household Livelihood Security) Project.  The methodology employed includes the community mobilization process that characterizes Dak Achana and social marketing.

Intervention Elements

  • Sodium hypochlorite disinfectant prepared specifically for the project by a local private company.  The brand name is Klorin.
  • The project will compare the effectiveness of clay pots, clay pots modified to include spigots, and the CDC safe water vessel.
  • Filtration using locally available cloth
  • Settling and decanting of turbid water
  • Hygiene education for behavior change
  • Community mobilization for sustainability and replicability
  • Social marketing for wider adoption

Project Implementation Date

  • October 2000

Results of Project Evaluation

  • Evaluation scheduled for March 2001

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