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BSP Assists Water And Sanitation Programme

In a Community Project to assist the people of Taveuni, BSP partnered with Rotary to install a backup water supply system for their community health centre. Senior Divisional Medical Officer
17 Mar 2017 11:00
BSP Assists Water And Sanitation Programme

In a Community Project to assist the people of Taveuni, BSP partnered with Rotary to install a backup water supply system for their community health centre.

Senior Divisional Medical Officer Dr Alumita Vuakanasakea thanked stakeholders involved in their Water and Sanitation programme on the island including BSP and Rotary. She said these efforts would significantly help the drop in the number of reported typhoid and leptospirosis cases and other non-communicable diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

BSP and Rotary project included four water tanks installed with each unit having a separate filtration tank. To direct water from the natural spring water source, pipes were also installed which enabled settlement along its path to gain the same access to quality and clean drinking water.

BSP country manager Kevin McCarthy reaffirmed that BSP’s support was much more than just financials.

“Our staff commit their own personal sweat equity to each Community Project and here in Taveuni, our staff volunteered with clearing the area in preparation for the water tank installation.

“I was pleasantly surprised to learn that other settlements apart from just this hospital are able to access clean drinking water as a result of the water infrastructure we have installed to support this back up water supply system,” said Mr McCarthy.

Source: BSP Life

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