UA Professor Bicycles Across Tanzania, Testing Water
Fifty miles of dust and ruts separate Ifakara from the nearest paved road – a distance more comfortably crossed by foot than in a rattling four-wheel-drive, if it weren't for the malarial mosquitoes. Tracks alongside this "road" bring a train to town twice weekly.
There are few sanitary facilities and no municipal water system in this remote Tanzanian town. Ifakara and the surrounding region get water from open wells, the Kilombero River, and more than 100 deeper wells.
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