Nyaragusu, a small town in Tanzania, is home to a local health clinic that serves around 54,000 people in the district by providing maternal and general health services. Unfortunately, there is no water available on-site or within walking distance, which creates numerous challenges for both patients and healthcare workers. To cope with this issue, the clinic often relies on water vendors, and some nurses even purchase water with their own funds due to the limited budget.

Nyarugusu dispensary is just one of 12 healthcare facilities in Geita region where Water Aid Tanzania is working to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. This initiative aims to enhance maternal and newborn health outcomes by ensuring that healthcare facilities have the necessary resources to provide high-quality care.

Project commissioned by WaterAid-UK 

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