The International HUG Foundation

Tackling typhoid, keeping children safe

A typhoid outbreak has been ravaging communities in Uganda. The disease is spread by contaminated water—putting the lives of the children we serve at risk.


Our partners took quick action, spreading information to children, parents, and teachers about the causes of typhoid and how they can protect themselves. The initiative helped families stay healthy and also helped identify and treat those who were sick.


Boiling water can make it safe. But many families in Uganda don’t have the money to buy the charcoal needed to heat the water. So our team is devising a water purification system using affordable local materials that can make the water much safer without boiling. Through our school partnerships, children will learn to make the purification system for their homes.


Knowledge keeps children healthy. Help support this local solution and ensure children can develop the skills to stay safe.