Reduce and Eliminate Waterborne Risks to Health

 

Simple, reliable water quality tests for healthcare facilities

 

 

Healthcare Facilities

 

  • 1.8 billion people lacked basic water services at their health care facilities, including 1.1 billion who had a limited service and 712 million who had no water service at all (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
  • 9% of healthcare facilities had no water service, meaning that they either used water from an improved source more than 500 meters from the facility, an unimproved source, or had no water source at all. (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
  • In least developed countries, only 50% of healthcare facilities had a basic water service(WHO/UNICEF 2019)

Health care workers, patients and their families require safe water in healthcare facilities. Safe, uncontaminated water is needed for drinking, cooking, hand hygiene, showering and bathing, and other general and specialized medical uses. Clean water also is essential for cleaning rooms, beds, floors, toilets,
sheets and laundry.

Safe water enables patients  to remain hydrated, clean themselves, and to reduce the risk of infections. Families and care-givers also need water to tend to patients and their own needs. Without water, a health care facility isn’t a health care facility (WASH in Healthcare Facilities, Global Baseline Report 2019, WHO/JMP/UNICEF).

Drinking Water Quality Test Kits for Healthcare Facilities

 

A major waterborne threat to human health is fecal pathogens in water. Aquagenx CBT EC+TC Kits for E. coli and Total Coliforms bacteria are simple, reliable and cost effective for healthcare facilities. They are easy to use with little training. Color-change test results are easy to interpret.

CBT Kits are designed for on-site testing in the field in low resource areas. No labs, electricity, cold chain or expensive, complex equipment are required.

Aquagenx portable water quality test kits help ensure the continuous provision of safe water, which impacts the health of patients and healthcare workers and decreases the spread of disease.