Lungi Government Hospital Well Rehabilitation

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Sierra Leone

Water for Sierra Leone

Latitude 8.63
Longitude -13.20

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

This project was implemented by another partner, but is now monitored and maintained by The Water Project together with Mariatu’s Hope.

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected hand dug well located half of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery, typhoid and malaria. The Sierra Leone team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a covered pit latrine as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most community members earn a living by farming, petty trading, working as civil servants, nursing or working at the local airport. The nearest school is located half of a kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Dr. Osman Kakay, with a contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The Sierra Leone team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-three year old community member and nurse, Kadiatu Koroma, who stated, “The old water source is blurry and the well is not lined and not chlorinated. The new source is treated and protected from germs and it show mercy to life. They use this well to treat the patients at the hospital.”

During the hygiene education, the Sierra Leone team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.

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Recent Project Updates

12/04/2012: Lungi Government Hospital Project Complete!

We are very excited to report that the Lungi Government Hospital in Sierra Leone now has a newly restored source of safe, clean water.  A place intended to help make people well is now so much more equipped to do just that!  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures of the project.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Well Rehab
Location:  Lungi Government Hospital, Hospital Road, Port Loko District, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Sierra Leone
ProjectID: 587
Install Date:  12/04/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 04/01/2017
Well Depth:  51.00M

Visit History:
06/30/2015 — Needs Attention
09/14/2015 — Functional
12/30/2015 — Needs Attention
02/26/2016 — Functional
04/15/2016 — Functional
04/15/2016 — Functional
08/11/2016 — Needs Repair
08/25/2016 — Functional
11/04/2016 — Functional
04/01/2017 — Functional

Country Details

Sierra Leone

Population: 9.7 Million
Lacking clean water: 47%
Below poverty line: 70%

Partner Profile

Mariatu’s Hope works with vulnerable communities and individuals to inspire hope through Maternal Care, Infant Nutrition, Safe Water Access, Proper Sanitation and Health and Hygiene promotion.