Our biggest concern as an organization is for rural, developing communities that we work with, because they are the most vulnerable. The fact that there are not strong franchised public health systems or hospitals that service these rural communities, and the fact that these communities do not have the ability to wash their hands as easily or as thoroughly for prevention as we all know is critical for COVID-19, makes our relief efforts extremely critical. Because of this, the Ministry of Health in ESwatini has put together a plan that prioritizes access to resources to address this need, as well as training not only for standard hygiene and handwashing, but also social distancing practices both WITHIN rural communities, and, particularly social distancing within the communities to prevent interaction with other people FROM OUTSIDE of them with the exception of trained health workers adhering to Ministry protocols & standards to ensure the safety of both those health workers as well as the community they serve.
The amount that disease rates can drop virtually overnight by providing safe drinking water.
Proper Sanitation & Hygiene are the key to getting through this time.
This issue isn't just affecting us in the United States.
2.4 Billion People on our planet lack access to basic sanitation facilities.
100% of all public donations to Thirst Project will be directed to our COVID-19 relief fund until further notice.