Zambia to reduce diarrhoea

Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde
Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde

A UN agency has given Zambia technology to purify its water in an effort to reduce diarrhea , which is the main cause of death among children under the age of five in the country.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation-WIPO has also given Zambia a technology, which will help the country harvest rain water.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry handed over the documents for the implementation of the technologies at national level to the Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde in Geneva, Switzerland.

Speaking shortly after the handover ceremony, WIPO Director Kifle Shenkoru says his organisation took into account Zambia’s national development plan when preparing the technology.

And Dr. Kasonde thanked the United Nations agency stating that water borne diseases are real in Zambia.

About four thousand children suffer from diarrhoea every year.



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