Data for WASH in clinics and schools
Many schools and health centres in Kabarole have no bathrooms. If they do have one, there is often a lack of privacy.
“I visited a health facility in Kabarole and met a mother who had just given birth. The only bathroom in the facility had no door and was turned into a urinal. So she had high risk of contracting an infection there. Her only option was to wait and take a bath when she got back home. These stories make me sad and I want to do something about them. My duty is to talk about them and make sure that one day things will change for the better.” Olive Tumuhairwe, Environmental Health Officer
IRC Uganda is supporting WASH data collection in schools and health centres in Kabarole district. Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health centres and people like Olive, we are conducting a comprehensive assessment of healthcare facilities in the district. Olives says: “I believe that when we get that data, I’ll be able to advocate for better services. With statistics I’ll be able to defend what I’m talking about.