Supporting partnerships with local actors to improve water supply services for the sustainable prevention of cholera in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

2018-02-12T15:11:17Z (GMT) by Bansaga Saga
Solidarites International (SI), as part of its program “Improving access to safe water for sustainable prevention of Cholera in Kalemie, DRC”, supported local actors to establish a partnership in order to ensure efficient management of standpipes. The lack of safe water, which is mainly provided through the piped water scheme, is one of the main causes of the recurrent Cholera outbreaks and standpipes are the main water access points for the most vulnerable communities of the affected areas. The partnership was formally established through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) binding Civil Society Organizations (CSO), Water Service Provider (WSP) and the representative of Government in charge of water regulations at local level. The partnership arrangement resulted in an improvement of the management of the standpipes and led to targeted communities having access to piped water; this improved safe water supply services in Kalemie and certainly contributed to the reduction of Cholera cases.