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Aurélie and the results of her internship put a nice focus on HHWT in Salone…

Aurélie Moy did an internship of 6 months (September 2016 to February 2017) specifically on the topic of household water chlorination, sharing her time between Kamakwie and Makeni.

The main objectives of the study were:

  1. Assessing the acceptance of HHWT : checking if all communities and all households among them are still treating regularly and buying chlorine, if not why
  2. Evaluating the impact on the health of such option
  3. Understanding how long can last the effect of chlorine and which factors can influence its strength

Main outputs are:

  • 100% of communities continue HHWT, (survey of 64 communities out of 107 in whole Bombali district)
  • 80% of pots have treated water at all times (survey of 340 pots in 29 communities)
  • Introduction of HHWT has a strong positive impact on health in the communities: Prevalence of diarrhoea of Children under 5 years drops from 12% to nearly 0% (although these are only global tendencies).
  • Remanence of chlorine and its strength is mostly influenced by the initial quality of water, cleanness of the containers rather than an eventual gap in conditions of storage or the quality of bleach that can be found in the local shops. It also shows that rain water has to be treated as it can be contaminated during collection


See complete results on the website Pratiques


Aurélie did an exhibition to explain her work and to transmit what were her feelings all along this intense mission.




Some pictures of the exhibition in la Chapelle St Léonard, Croissy-sur-Seine…


Exchanges between Ethiopia, Malawi and Sierra Leone on hand pumps maintenance

Training on India mark pump led by our program manager from Sierra Leone to the team in Ethiopia.

Field visits and exchanges have been organized between Inter Aide’s project managers from Ethiopia, Malawi and Sierra Leone in December 2012 to discuss about maintenance, especially of hand pumps.

Everybody learned from each other and it was the opportunity to discover differents contexts, the different activities related to each programs, and solutions each programs developped.

The main topics of these two weeks were:

  • Technical training on India mark pumps maintenance
  • Opportunities to integrate in Ethiopia the maintenance of hand pumps into the current program dedicated to gravity systems maintenance,
  • Visit of spare parts shops and maintenance of Afridev pumps in Malawi

See a more detail report on the following link: