Nyaragusu is a small town in Tanzania. The local health clinic serves about 54,000 people in the district with maternal and general health services. There is no water on site or anywhere in walking distance. The clinic uses water vendors — sometimes nurses buy water with their own money, as the clinic’s budget is limited — and asks patients to bring water with them, particularly for delivering babies.

Nyarugusu dispensary is just one of 12 health-care facilities in Geita region Water Aid Tanzania is working in, providing access to water, sanitation and hygiene for improved maternal and newborn health. 

Project commissioned by WaterAid-UK 

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