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In Photos: Clean Water Initiative Makes Strides in Uganda – December 6, 2017

Water filter project improving health, supporting women’s leadership, and safeguarding environment

Photos by Joel Lukhovi | Survival Media Agency

Most people in the district of Gomba, Uganda, don’t have access to clean water. About 50 kids under 5 years old die every month from diarrhea and typhoid, both of which are connected to consumption of contaminated water. The women of the Uganda Women’s Water Initiative — a partner of Earth Island Institute's Global Women's Water Initiative — recognized that there was a big public health problem, and decided to tackle it.

photo of biosand filtersPhoto by Joel Lukhovi/Survival Media Agency Najjuma Mary and Annette Nakamya pour water into a biosand filter, which is filled with differently textured… more

by: Katy Neusteter

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