WASH Advocates invites you to a brownbag with Dr. Amy Lehman, the dynamic (and inked!) founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (http://floatingclinic.org/):
Wednesday, July 23rd
11:30am – 12:30pm
at the offices of K&L Gates
1601 K Street, NW, Conference Room 9A
Please RSVP to Rebecca Fishman. Note that lunch will not be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Water, soda, and juice will be available.
Who should attend? Development practitioners and others interested in Tanzania, DR Congo, East/Southern Africa, WASH, health, etc.
Please share the invitation with others you think will be interested.
We hope to see you on the 23rd!
The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) is an international NGO whose goal is to create healthcare infrastructure and provide health services to the 12 million acutely impoverished people living in the Lake Tanganyika Basin, one of the most remote regions in the world. Many people living along Lake Tanganyika do not have access to clean water sources and more than 80% of the population in this region lack basic sanitation. An important step toward resolving this crisis is to understand its magnitude through quantifiable data collection.
The LTFHC plans to conduct a comprehensive household survey in Moba Territory (DRC) to help assess WASH-related practices, as part of its WASH pilot project in the basin. Diarrheal diseases have been a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Moba Territory, with 20% of children under age five suffering from diarrhea. In fact, 80% of deaths from diarrheal disease in the area occur in children under age five. Evidence-based information collected from the survey will enable stakeholders to focus attention on areas with the most need and to efficiently allocate resources accordingly. LTFHC plans to scale WASH program through community engagement, education programs, and water catchment and pump installation projects.
The LTFHC is ready to team with other organizations with WASH expertise to provide clean water and sanitation to the populations living in the Lake Tanganyika Basin.