Priscilla wanted to work in healthcare her entire life.
“It was a passion and a childhood aspiration,” she says.
Priscilla works at a health center in Kamwenge District, Uganda. She is the nurse in charge of the clinic and is responsible for ensuring any community members who need health services can receive them. When Priscilla started working at the clinic, there was no access to reliable and safe water, which made caring for patients very challenging.
“The major challenge was water insecurity,” explains Priscilla.
Priscilla said if a woman came to the clinic to deliver a baby at night, it could be challenging, or even impossible, to find clean water. In addition to this insecurity, Priscilla said she saw a high number of typhoid cases.
Without sufficient water, staff and patients couldn’t drink safe water, wash hands, or clean the facility. All of this contributed to higher rates of infection.