BSP AS­SISTS

MOH San­i­ta­tion Pro­gram

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BSP re­cently part­nered with Ro­tary to in­stall a backup wa­ter sup­ply sys­tem for the Tave­uni Hos­pi­tal. In a mov­ing speech, the Se­nior Di­vi­sional Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer Dr Alu­mita Vuakanasakea thanked all stake­hold­ers in­volved in their Wa­ter & San­i­ta­tion Pro­gram on the is­land in­clud­ing BSP and Ro­tary at­tribut­ing these ef­forts to the sig­nif­i­cant drop in the num­ber of re­ported ty­phoid and lep­tospiro­sis cases and other non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases caused by poor wa­ter & san­i­ta­tion. The BSP and Ro­tary project in­cluded four wa­ter tanks in­stalled with each unit hav­ing a sep­a­rate fil­tra­tion tank. To di­rect wa­ter from the nat­u­ral spring wa­ter source, pipes were also in­stalled which en­abled many house­holds along its path to gain the same ac­cess to qual­ity and clean drink­ing wa­ter. BSP Coun­try Man­ager Mr Kevin McCarthy reaf­firmed that BSP’s sup­port is much more than just fi­nan­cials. “Our staff com­mit their own per­sonal sweat eq­uity to each Com­mu­nity Project and here in Tave­uni, our staff vol­un­teered with clear­ing the area in prepa­ra­tion for the wa­ter tank in­stal­la­tion.” “I was pleas­antly sur­prised to learn that other set­tle­ments apart from just this hos­pi­tal are able to ac­cess clean drink­ing wa­ter as a re­sult of the wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture we have in­stalled,” said Mr McCarthy. Prior to this project, the hos­pi­tal would be with­out clean wa­ter when there was heavy rain and they bat­tled with un­clean wa­ter sup­ply fol­low­ing the rains. BSP has com­mit­ted over $2mil­lion dol­lars to­wards Com­mu­nity Projects since en­ter­ing Fiji. This Tave­uni backup wa­ter sup­ply project brings to eleven, the to­tal num­ber of wa­ter tanks do­nated by BSP to as­sist with wa­ter sup­ply in com­mu­ni­ties through­out the coun­try.

The BSP team led by Coun­try Man­ager Mr Kevin McCarthy with the Hos­pi­tal

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