Meet Harouna Ahmadou
Harouna is a nurse at the Dagada Treatment centre where Oxfam has helped to improve conditions.
"Before the installation of the water here, women had to bring water with them on their heads, to accompany pregnant women. Now we have a safe clean supply."
As well as accessing a clean water supply for the community, the project in Niger has helped improve standards of living in the long term:
"Oxfam trained the health workers, the hygienists and the community health leaders. The hygienist cleans everything so there's less contamination. Before...we, the nurses, had to clean everything ourselves. Now that we have a hygienist we have more time to treat the patients instead."
There are now fewer cases of diarrhoea. Nurses like Harouna have reported a total change in the attitude of parents towards hygiene, sanitation and nutrition.