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Tippy-Tap Technology

Tippy-Taps a.k.a leaking cans are hand washing facilities for schools and households. A Tippy-Tap at a school in Butere/Mumias.The very young are hit hardest by the lack of clean and safe water. The consequence is diarrhoeal diseases which kills six thousand children every day of the year. The simple act of washing hands with soap and water could alone cut this figure by almost half.
Hand washing is the best way to prevent distribution of bacteria.

Why is hand washing important?

Washing your hands is the best method to prevent distribution of bacteria. As soon as you have washed your hands, micro organisms are collected on your hands through opening a door, wiping your face, touching toys.
A Tippy-Tap at a school in Butere/Mumias. You can not prevent collecting bacteria but you can reduce the risk of getting ill or further distribution by washing your hands in some important situations.

When should you wash your hands?

Before and after several activities where the risk of spreading bacteria is high.

Tippy-Taps are hygienic!

You are able to wash your hands with running water without touching anything but the soap.

Tippy-Taps are easy to use!

To wash your hands you step with a foot on the stick which in turn will pull the rope and this will turn the can and enable the water to flow.

Tippy-Taps are easy to make!

All you need is an old plastic can, some sticks and pieces of ropes - materials which are available in each household or school.

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KENYA WATER FOR HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Off Dunga Road
National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation Compound, Industrial Area
P.O. BOX 61470,
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0)20 8042215
Fax: +254 (0)20 558760
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www.kwaho.org/
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