Controlling the spread of disease.
The World Health Organisation states that the single most important thing to save lives is to wash hands to help reduce the risk of spreading disease, especially post-disaster before any proper form of sanitation can be re-established. Bottleshower™ provides the primary means to achieve this.
According to The Johns Hopkins and The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the average water use for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene by a single individual is at least 15 litres a day, in a disaster zone that will need to drop to 7.5 litres for drinking cooking and washing . If 1 litre of water used for personal hygiene was increased up to 10 times by using Bottleshower™, the benefit in effective washing time compared to simply poured water would be an additional 10 litres. By being able to use clean water in an easily distributable way means that washing regimes can be effectively introduced reducing the spread of disease.
Emergency tented camps are a typical scenario where the introduction of washing regimes is crucial to the wellbeing of its inhabitants. Bottleshower™ equipment has been tested effectively in refugee camps in Jordan providing the ability to provide shower facilities in private, particularly useful when washing and bathing children.
Used for hand washing the volume of water used has been notably less than when using conventional pouring. (Source OXFAM)