Unsafe water is increasingly dangerous when warming. Water from unprotected springs streams and wells contains harmful micro-organisms and fecal matter. At +12°C microbial growth is still low. Water is warming up at ambient temperature during transport. When water is +25°C microbial growth picks up. When the ambient temperature is high and a bucket with water is placed openly in the sunlight microbial growth is exponential. If a baby girl needs a wash, but if the water goes untreated a bath can result in infections with life long complications. By ensuring access to safe, heated quality water for hygiene and bathing especially important to families with baby girls we clearly see that clean and hot water can reduce the risk for infections from parasites such as Schistosomiasis. This is important as preventing Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) makes girls less susceptible to HIV at a later stage of life.
Benefits with Solvatten:
1. Will reduce infections from parasites such as genital Schistosomiasis for baby girls
2. The health economic rationale for these preventative health interventions can be measured in $. Dalys. Read more.
3. Applied in the right context Solvatten can be a part of health clinics and mother/child health programs.