Overseas Community Involvement Programmes in Medical School Part 5

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23 Dec 2016 - General

This student was then perturbed about his further course of action. The team would return to Cambodia next year to follow-up with the same villagers, and each year the project should move forward and make a greater impact on the village than the previous year. He was pondering about what logistics would truly benefit the population and we discussed the topic of water filtration systems. Such systems are expensive if professionally done, so we discussed about possible alternatives. I think everyone knows about the Aquaduct, a mobile filtration vehicle. One basically pedals on a stationary bicycle to purify water. Or the most basic of water filters that many of us would have encountered once before - the versatile water bottle, filled with pebbles, sand, gravel and cloth. (albeit this is an extremely crude way to purify water)