GlobeMed at Northeastern partners with Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization in Masaka, Uganda to support water sanitation and hygiene projects.
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Northeastern
Founded in 2007, GlobeMed at Northeastern works with Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization in Masaka, Uganda. Together, they work to improve the water sanitation and hygiene conditions in Masaka through the creation of clean water sources and pit latrines and through the support and education of over 500 Self Help Groups.
Our Partner // Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization in Masaka, Uganda
Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 by the Medical Missionaries of Mary in response to a AIDS/HIV outbreak in the Rakai District of Uganda. Based in Masaka, Uganda, Kitovu Mobile works to address the needs of the surrounding communities through a holistic medical approach and through capacity building programs geared towards prevention, care, and support of people affect by HIV/AIDS. Moreover, Kitovu Mobile places an emphasis on comprehensive care and treatment programs, counselling and shelf help group (SHG) training programs, and orphan and family support programs. GlobeMed at Northeastern works with Kitovu Mobile to address water sanitation and hygiene concerns in Kitovu Mobile's region of operation. Since the founding of our partnership we have worked to build pit latrines, makeshift water taps, and to support the education of the SHGs on sanitation and hygiene practices, and have raised over 40,000 dollars.
Our Project // $7,000 to Construct a Clean Water Source
GlobeMed at Northeastern University supports communities in Masaka, Uganda through the construction of centrally-located, clean water sources. GlobeMed at Northeastern University works with Kitovu Mobile's Self Help Groups to educate community members in hand washing, water boiling, and other sanitation techniques.
These projects increase the overall water sanitation and hygiene conditions in the Masaka District. The water crisis touches all aspects of life in Masaka. Families often don't have enough water to drink and stay sanitary, contributing to disease in communities. Children must bring their own water to school, forcing children to leave school early in order to get the water they need. Current water sources in Masaka are an average of an hour away, and some don't even work properly. GlobeMed at Northeastern University works with Kitovu to increase accessibility to water and teach sanitation practices, improving the health of the community.
This year, GlobeMed at Northeastern University is aiming to raise $7,000 to create ten new Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the Kyanamukaaka sub-county of Masaka District and install at least one centrally located water source in communities with the most need. With the SHGs and the water source(s), GlobeMed at Northeastern combats the water crisis in this area.
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