Meet Ssunga Health Center

Meet Ssunga Health Center

The Ssunga Health Center well is solar-powered and pumps over 5,000 liters of water per hour. This water supports a health center (hospital), a school, a church, and a community. There are more than 15,000 people seeing a safer quality of life from this partnership. Ssunga Health Center noted that waterborne illness was one of the most common things that they treated people for—specifically, typhoid and diarrhea being the two main concerns. Some of the kids we saw in the ward were there with both of them. Their previous water source was a hole that they had dug, and using a tarp, they would funnel rainwater from the roof into their water hole. This water would be used to treat patients, tend to newborn babies after childbirth, and provide for the students' drinking water. This well was built in partnership with Shimadzu.

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