Improving Sanitation in Uganda

An estimated 2.3 billion people lack access to improved sanitation and hygiene. Uganda, as one of the poorest countries in the world, is in dire need of sanitary improvements. Many people in rural areas and even in 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 the environment and spread diseases.

 

To address this vital issue, Lonza is teaming up with the non-governmental organization Clean Habitat Uganda to provide Water Care's HTH Scientific® sanitizer tablets for use in treating pit latrines. Clean Habitat Uganda distributes our sanitizing tablets to communities serving 5,000 homes. Since the kick-off in 2015, the project has evolved and expanded its reach into more local communities.

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