All over the world, healthcare workers like Yaye are treating patients without running water. Even in the face of COVID-19, there is no way for him to wash his hands to protect himself using the methods we all know are critical to slow the spread and save lives.

Unfortunately, Yaye is not alone.

Yaye puts his own health at risk every day “I know I can easily get infected here - I actually had scabies, which I got from treating a patient with scabies. Using dirty water often causes this.”

It’s frustrating - and terrifying - for nurses trained to understand disease, yet unable to stop it. But you can help.

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Nurse Patricia (pictured below) tells us

"Water is priceless in hospitals…In the maternity ward, having no water means women will have no water to clean themselves after giving birth. In such cases, sepsis and other infections can become common. So, a hospital needs clean water for it to function as intended, otherwise, people can come here with minor infections but go back home having contracted other serious diseases."

– Nurse Patricia
Nurse Patricia

We know how simple the solution to this nightmare is. Clean safe water. Water that helps stop the spread of disease for both patients and healthcare workers like Yaye, when they are most vulnerable.

Donate today, to help protect healthcare workers and their patients from disease.

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Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

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