According to UN-Water; Today, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, compounding the effects on people’s health. The impact on child mortality rates is devastating with more than 297 000 children under five who die annually from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water.
UNICEF estimated that; Every year there are over a million death related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. World Health Organization estimated that 1.5 million children under 5 years die from unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and lack of hygiene in developing countries in the world. A significant amount of disease could be prevented through access to safe water, adequate sanitation and better hygiene practices.
In June 2019; the World Health Organization estimated that contaminated drinking water can cause 485,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year. By 2025, half of the world population will be living in water stressed areas. Learn more about Drinking with World Health Organization
Contaminated water can transmit disease such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. There is therefore, undeniable need for safe water throughout struggling communities in the developing world. For that reason, we have placed our contributions to decreased the conditions through projects like; Household water treatment and safe storage, Safe Water System, Hand-Pump boreholes drilling, community health Promotion. Learn more about House hold water treatment.
It is estimated that; Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes. Improved water supply and sanitation, and better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.
Feat Africa staff produce and distribute technology (Biosand filter) that is sustainably convenient with different communities or cultures and can be easily adoptable. Learn more about Biosand filter
The biosand filter is one of the several household water treatment technology options. The biosand filter is an innovation of traditional slow sand water filter. It can be constructed locally in the world and allow for a sufficient amount of water to be treated for drinking, personal hygiene and cleaning purpose. It removes 100% parasites, over 95% bacteria and nearly all suspended sediments in water. We focuses on simple but effective technologies to improve water quality and reduce the risk of diarrhea diseases.
Drilling a new borehole well is often the best way to provide safe and reliable drinking water in communities where dependable water sources are scarce. drilling a new borehole well is a higher risk, high-reward project that can provide years of abundant water to entire communities. striking into groundwater that is trapped in aquifers often hundreds of meter below the earth's surface provides equitably safe water for all community's domestic uses.
Feat Africa begins each new borehole water point project with a Community meetings that aware the entire community of the project, hydrogeological survey that identifies the availability of aquifer underground. If the results are positive, Feat Africa will continue with training the Water User Committee, drilling the water point, installing the initial hardware, testing the pump, and, finally, installing the above-ground components.