Mechanisms Used To Control Waterborne Diseases In Kenya

by Ekai Kaoo  - March 28, 2023

Waterborne diseases are killing a lot of people in the country and several other dangerous diseases continuing to be persistent in the lives of many. The population of Kenya is encountering a lot of delay and the economic growth is slowly diminishing each and every day of life. Experts have come up with the following measures of controlling waterborne diseases.

Boiling water

It is the most effective water treatment method that cone can use to treat water. Boiling water kills germs and any worms that may be responsible for spreading diseases hence it becomes safe for one to consume and take it in plenty. People are advised to boil water before drinking so that they can avoid high risks of getting infected. Education needs to be done through campaigns to encourage people on ways of controlling water borne by boiling.

Proper use of latrines

It has come to the attention of medical experts that many people in the country have poor behaviors by responding to calls in rivers or near water bodies that are used by people. It is encouraged by medical tacticians to use the pit latrines in a more efficient way so that they can be of help in eradicating germs that are spread through urine and fecal matter. It is important for the government to take the initiative of building more pit latrines so as to help people avoid getting infected.

Treating water with chemicals

The medical field of Kenya has provided a lot of chemicals that can be used to treat and make water safe for drinking. It is important that one buys chemicals when they have money and treat their water sources by simply putting the correct amounts of quantities in water bodies. Chemicals however can be dangerous when they are not properly utilized hence great care needs to be taken.

Proper disposal of waste

People should be taught on better ways of disposing waste by simply using the right types of procedures that can help people know what to do and how to respond to various issues arising from waste materials.




Baraka Medical Clinic (Makindu)
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