water and sanitation

Water level

Part of the current construction at the hospital that we're doing is connecting piping for a gravity-powered sewage system. We've built three new showers and three new latrines to increase the capacity of our malaria ward. It's an 80-bed ward, and the MSF standard is one latrine per 20 people and one shower for 40 people, with a latrine and shower reserved for staff use. We used to have two latrines for patients and one for staff, with one shower each for patients and staff, so we've expanded the capacity to five latrines/four showers for patients, keeping the 1/1 for staff.