In Narok District, a 2010 impact assessment found the prevalence of active trachoma was reduced from 30.5 percent to 11 percent in the overall Narok County.
PHOTO STORY FROM NAROK COUNTY, KENYA
More than 260 million people around the world struggle with low vision and access to clean water is a key element to reducing blindness. Not only are germs transmitted by unclean water, but they can also spread when people don’t have clean water to wash their faces, hands, clothing or other bacteria-carrying surfaces.
THE SOLVATTEN PROJECT:
Solvatten and Operation Eyesight Universal are working together to improve health and hygiene, preventing the spread of bacterial infections like trachoma, a blinding eye disease.
Our co-lab is taking place in Narok County, Kenya, where there is a high prevalence of trachoma.
Providing easy access to clean, warm water is helping the people of Narok County to reduce eye infections and to enable better vision for a lifetime.