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Keywords

clean water, community partnerships, Guatemala, infection, nursing, short-term medical missions, sustainable projects

 

Authors

  1. Johanson, Linda
  2. Claypool, Carol

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Many communities in developing countries do not have access to clean water, which is essential to health. This project involved the installation of clean water filters in two rural Guatemalan villages, a small-scale sustainable community project proposed by a short-term medical mission team and accomplished in partnership with local missionaries. The percentage of infections in adult visitors to medical clinics was assessed pre- and post-installation of filters, and although not statistically significant, decreased.