Check Out For Children has been running for nearly 25 years and continues to make a real difference to the lives of children in areas like Mamou, Guinea. Below is an example of how COFC donations are helping Unicef to create lasting change....
The Mamou region in Guinea includes three health districts, Mamou, Dalaba, and Pita, with a population of 827,542. In 2017 WASH coverage in health facilities varied between four and five percent.
Thanks to efforts by Unicef, the Ministry of Health and partners, this rose to 100 percent coverage in 2018, with 48 health facilities gaining access to safe drinking water.
The project implemented in Mamou aims to overcome a major obstacle in healthcare provision in the region, namely the lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. It has also made the work of health professionals significantly easier, allowing them to deliver better care.
A total of 38 positive wells were drilled and are managed by trained health and hygiene committees. These fulfilled the critical need for safe drinking water, and consequently improved the quality of primary care for the people residing in project areas.
Moreover, 50,300 people were sensitized on essential family practices with a particular focus on handwashing. Social mobilization activities were conducted by community health workers and coupled with an awareness raising campaign in households to encourage people to visit their health facilities.