2014 the Lonza Corporate Charitable Sponsorship team challenged business units
to propose a major, long-term charitable project that would draw on Lonza
technologies to enhance the quality of life in an area of desperate need. Ideas
began circulating; and after much thought and deliberation, approval was given
to Lonza Water Treatment South Africa to address an urgent health threat and
concern in Uganda.
of the poorest countries in the world, Uganda is in dire need of sanitary
improvements. Under a three-year project known as Sanitation for Africa, Lonza
Water Treatment is teaming up with the non-governmental organization Clean
Habitat Uganda to provide our HTH Scientific® sanitizer tablets for use in pit
latrines in that poor African nation. Clean Habitat Uganda will distribute our
sanitizing tablets to communities serving 5,000 homes.
December 2015 a kick-off summit was held in Kampala, Uganda. In attendance were
key persons from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, the Ugandan Ministry of Water,
Clean Habitat Uganda and Lonza.
kick-off summit, the sponsored product has arrived in Uganda and is currently
being distributed in key identified areas. A community events day in late
November 2016, which will take place in Kabasanda, Uganda, aims to further
educate the community on what the project’s scope will be, how the product
works and what benefits they will receive. The events day will be a fun-filled day
loaded with games and activities and will include community soccer games, distribution
of balloons and other toys to children in the community and a few additional
surprises. Also scheduled are talks and presentations by Clean Habitat Uganda and
Lonza representatives, along with other guest speakers.