Lonza’s Sanitation for Africa Project 

Did you know? An estimated 2.3 billion people lack access to improved sanitation – defined as facilities that hygienically separate human excreta from human contact. In the African nation of Uganda, many people in rural areas and even the outskirts of major cities rely on pit latrines or outhouses as their bathrooms.

 

If untreated, pit latrines can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, germs and viruses, which contaminate your environment and spread diseases, such as malaria and diarrhea.

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To address this vital issue, Lonza Water Treatment is teaming up with the non-governmental organization Clean Habitat Uganda to provide our HTH Scientific® sanitizer tablets for use in treating pit latrines.

Through Lonza’s social media campaign #SanitationforAfrica, we aim to raise public awareness about global sanitation issues and the problems associated with the usage of pit latrines. In addition we share with you how Lonza is applying its water treatment technologies to enhance sanitation levels for communities in Uganda.

 

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Video: Project Highlights
           

 

Video: How to Apply Lonza's Sanitizer Tablets

 

           

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Supporting Vitamin Angels Programs

Lonza’s Nutrition business supports Vitamin Angels, a global charity that helps at-risk populations in need – specifically, pregnant women, new mothers and children under five – gain access to lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals. We have been a supporter of Vitamin Angels since 2005. In 2016 Lonza donated vitamin B3 compounds to help Vitamin Angels reach 300,000 expecting and new mothers in over 50 countries.


Extending a Caring Hand

During this year’s 5th Annual PEACH (People Extending a Caring Hand) Project, Lonza Water Treatment personnel and our professional pool dealer customers from North America teamed up with the non-profit organization Tiempo de Dar in improving the Lomas de Valle community elementary school in Mexico. The school has 56 students in 1st through 6th grades in a rural area in the state of Jalisco just outside of Puerto Vallarta (MX). Before our PEACH project, the school operated in two small buildings with dirt floors, no electricity and only one solid wall.   elementary school in Mexico 
The PEACH project at the Lomas del Valle Elementary School involved 350 hours of “sweat equity” and a budget for purchase of building materials and a water tank. In addition, Lonza employees and dealers were asked to bring school supplies such as notebooks, pens, backpacks and drawing materials for donation to the school.

   

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

In September 2016 members of the U.S. Legal and Intellectual Property teams worked with Habitat for Humanity as part of their team meeting in Georgia (USA). Habitat for Humanity is an organization that not only builds and refurbishes housing for the underserved but supports them with counseling and mentoring. Under the supervision of Habitat for Humanity’s workers, our team installed floor joists, built walls and installed window panels, to name a few tasks.