Access to clean water is a fundamental human right that has an immeasurable impact on the health and well-being of individuals around the world. For people affected by leprosy, a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the skin, nerves, and limbs, the availability of clean water becomes even more critical. In this article, we will explore why access to clean water is vital for people with leprosy and how it can significantly improve their quality of life.
Clean Water Enhances Hygiene Practices
Clean Water Is Needed For Wound Care and Infection Prevention
Improved Medication Compliance
Clean Water Provides Nutritional Support
Clean Water Helps Support Mental Well-being
By providing clean water, communities can demonstrate empathy and support, helping to break down the barriers of stigma and fostering inclusion. Clean water facilities can serve as a meeting point for community members, promoting social interaction and improving the mental well-being of individuals affected by leprosy.
Are You Ready To Help People With Leprosy?
At Effect Hope, we provide funding for the WASH (Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene) program to our partners to help serve people with Leprosy and other Neglected Diseases. Your investment in WASH training will help healthcare providers reinforce good hygiene practices that protect against diseases and reduce the spread of infections.
Your donations also help people with damaged feet keep walking. People with disease-damaged feet need to soak, scrub and oil their feet every day. This simple twice-a-day task ensures that people with leprosy maintain their ability to walk.