Vatican helps get water to hospitals in the ‘Global South’

By Loup Besmond de Senneville, La Croix International
May 31, 2021

Efforts to help 150 health centers gain access to water was the focus of a symposium last week in Rome

VATICAN CITY — “Here, when you are hospitalized, you often have to take water with you. There’s not enough for everyone.”

This is the situation in Kisantu, a town about 100 kilometers south of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

At the 300-bed Saint Luke Hospital, access to water is so scarce that the management has decided to limit its use to the most essential needs, such as cleaning or washing hands before an operation.

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