Operation and maintenance (O&M) is an integral part of sustainable rural water service provision. Studies show that newly constructed rural water points break down and are subsequently abandoned within three to five years unless steps are taken to keep them functional.
Florence Apio Omach loves her job as a head cook at charity organization God Helps Uganda, but for five years, her job put her at risk. She suffered constant headaches, and her chronic nasal blockage was being made worse by frequent toxic smoke inhalation from using a three-stone fire.
‘What would you do if you had reliable, affordable access to electricity?’ This is the question that was asked to entrepreneurs in Kiryandongo refugee settlement of Uganda during the initial assessment of Power-Blox.
In early 2021, Lifeline and Oregon State University conducted a two phase field study assessing the factors influencing improved cookstove adoption and the perceived social impacts experienced since acquiring an improved cookstove.
Fraudsters Injected 800 Ugandans With Water Instead of Covid Shots. At least 800 people in Uganda received fake Covid-19 vaccines in June from “unscrupulous people” as employers rushed to inoculate workers amid a spike in infections.