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Drinking water from the tap in any country in the world is a risk to many people’s health but it is much worse in Africa. 

Africa’s situation is worsened by the fact that getting treatment in case of waterborne disease is tedious due to challenges ranging from transportation, finances and in many cases, the availability of doctors. 

Interestingly, more than 80 per cent of beds in African hospitals are occupied by people suffering from waterborne diseases. The irony is that malaria, cancer, terrorism and Aids altogether do not total half the deaths caused by water-related diseases. Lack o...

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Communities without a reliable clean water supply are set to benefit from a project that will utilise solar technology to desalinate water.

This follows the launch, by four companies, of East Africa’s biggest decentralized water desalination project which is estimated to cost Ksh 435 million (4 million Euros) has been led.

The four companies German energy Solutions Company Boreal Light GmbH (G) and Atmosfaire gGmbH (G) have partnered with local companies WaterKiosk® Ltd (K) and Bilal Sustainable Development Programme to construct 40 solar water desalination systems in 10 counties in Kenya and three cities in Tanzania- Arusha, Tanga, and Dodoma.

This partnership is aimed at providing water for communities suffering from endemic water shortage in the target areas.

The desalination systems will deliver a total of one million litres of clean drinking water per day. They will be installed in Wajir, Mombasa, Naivasha, Garissa, Turkana, Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Marsabit, Narok, …