DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES

WATER, SANITATION + HYGIENE AT ST. CATHERINE'S HOSPITAL + MATERNITY

Iwaro-Oka, NIGERIA

Project Description

The Daughters of Charity have worked in pastoral ministry, education and primary health care in Iwaro-Oka since 1988. In 1995, the sisters began St. Catherine Hospital and Maternity. A population predominantly comprised of farmers, the people had low levels of education, poor incomes and little or no access to health care due to the difficult rural terrain. Originally the hospital was well known for treatment of Leprosy, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other general health conditions. Today, St. Catherine’s continues these services with additional expanded community-based care and outreach activities. The health services are provided free of charge; which has helped to transform the health and lives of the local people. At this juncture, St. Catherine’s has assessed their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at their health facility, and the sisters have identified opportunities for improvement. This project will improve WASH and resulting health outcomes for patients by enabling access to clean water with a new borehole and generator. The plan also calls for construction of segregated male and female toilet facilities, implementation of an infectious waste disposal system, provision of increased access for hand washing and sanitization, as well as staff training on hygiene and cleaning.

Project Summary

CountryNIGERIA
Project Goal$100,055.00
Project StatusCompleted
Project Name