December 12, 2017

MTC SDGs Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6. Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

With a move to the new Mae Tao Clinic compound, we implemented modern wastewater management system up to desired Thai public health level.

In the United Nations SDGs Page, it says “[B]ut due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.” Although we can overlook the importance of wastewater management system and hygienes, it is mightly important for our health and for our children.

In addition to the wastewater management system, the Infection Prevention Unit carries out quarterly medical waste audits which monitor proper disposal of medical waste and management across all clinical departments. The results from these audits show that there is an increase in staff compliance with medical waste measures. All new staff are trained and inducted to MTCs medical waste and hand hygiene protocols.

Public Health is part of Health Systems Strengthening Eastern Burma – implement water and sanitation structures in communities.

SDGs Targets Supported by Mae Tao Clinic

  • achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all
  • improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
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