During our last days in the village, we begin to work in earnest on water testing, taking approximately 70 samples from various sites in the canal. The samples were then tested for E.Coli and coliform which were found to be more prevalent as the canal went further down into the village. These results will eventually be summarized and sent to the village for further consideration. During the assessments, a few villagers were aware of the need to boil water to make it safe for consumption, but this was not the norm.
During the morning of our last day in the village, the sisters at the convent were able to organize a visit to for the Valpo EWB team to Kilema Hospital where we were given full access to learn about Tanzania healthcare at that site. It was very rich experience for the nursing team in particular who stayed on in the afternoon to exchange with the professional nurses at the hospital. They were able to witness a surgery, maternity, and also visited briefly the HIV/AIDS ward and learned how the region is helping those afflicted.