Originally published on April 19, 2021 by Global Washington. Written by David Inman, PE; Global Partnerships Senior WASH Technical Advisor at Water Mission.
Despite global efforts to provide water and sanitation solutions to healthcare facilities, almost 2 billion people worldwide depend on healthcare facilities without basic water services. As a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions, Water Mission is working to serve vulnerable communities through sustained WASH provision. Our work to provide WASH in healthcare facilities around the world includes advocating for patient care, equipping frontline workers, strengthening health systems, and providing engineering expertise.
Advocating for patient care and safety: Improved maternal and infant health in ... Read More
To be a refugee is to endure unimaginable trauma. Even the most basic of resources are never guaranteed, and life is marked by uncertainty.
As the global refugee population increased from 70 million to 80 million in 2020, the devastating COVID-19 pandemic also stopped essential, lifesaving services for refugees seeking safety from war, violence, and persecution.
Since 2015, Water Mission has been on the front lines, providing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to men, women, and children in refugee settlements and at the Ugandan border. The generosity of our supporters and dedication of our partners allowed Water Mission to serve more than 460,000 refugees in Ugandan settlements in 2020—an increase of more than 40% from 2019.
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2020 opened with the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic—introducing even more urgent needs for safe water and fresh challenges to providing that access. Yet with your support and prayers, Water Mission was able to serve more people in this difficult year than ever before.
Together, we delivered safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to over 1.6 million people around the world. While we quickly developed new protocols and specific solutions to meet COVID-related needs, we also accelerated our ongoing work in rural communities, crowded refugee settings, and in response to natural disasters. Our 400 staff members, based at our U.S. headquarters and in nine permanent country ... Read More
Life without water. A thought so unimaginable that when you realize communities lack access to clean, safe water for handwashing—even amid COVID-19—it makes you stop in your tracks.
How can this be? A resource so readily available to so many is still out of reach for nearly one-third of the world’s population. It’s a statistic that Water Mission and so many other organizations are dedicated to ending, including our new partner Azimuth World Foundation.
Water Mission’s Partnership with Azimuth World Foundation
Two students at Kiganamo Primary School wash their hands while using a handwashing station funded by Azimuth World Foundation.
In March, our team embarked on a mission to ensure people around the world have access to handwashing supplies amid COVID-19.
We recently completed the installation of 30 handwashing stations at 15 primary schools in Kasulu, Tanzania. ... Read More
World Humanitarian Day is a day of global celebration of “people helping people,” according to the United Nations. This year’s day falls on August 19 and pays special tribute to those who are selflessly serving others on the front lines: #RealLifeHeroes. Their contributions remain significant as the world continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.
At Water Mission, we’re driven by God’s love and power in all that we do. Our ministry relies on His strength encouraging us to serve others by helping to bring clean, safe water to people around the world. We‘re thankful for the daily efforts of our global staff, partners, and all humanitarians around the world who strive to serve others, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 ... Read More