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Israel to assist Cameroon fight cholera through water purification kits

Cameroon will be assisted by Israel in its fight to tackle cholera across the country, the Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon,…

Cameroon will be assisted by Israel in its fight to tackle cholera across the country, the Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon, His Excellency Ran Gidor has said.

He made the promise on Wednesday August 01, 2018 at the Yaounde VI council where he paid a visit to present Israel water purification kits that could serve local population in providing potable drinking water.

Presenting the NUF filtration kit, an exclusively Israeli technology, the Ambassador revealed it is a manual device that can purify eight litres of water per minute and can serve a community of at least 500 persons.

“Our aim is to share our technological advances in the domain of water purification with our Cameroonian partners…so today’s purpose was to demonstrate how with  simple, cheap Israeli technology we could assist those Cameroonian communities that have been afflicted by cholera and even ordinary people in Yaounde,” the Ambassador said.

Cameroon is blessed with abundant water sources but many homes even in big cities go for days without potable water forcing some to resort to doubtful drinking sources.

This is evidenced by the recent cholera epidemic that has led to at least five persons dead according to the Ministry of Public Health.

However, the Israeli Ambassador said they are determined to help Cameroon fight the epidemic and will start by offering ten of such water purification kits to localities hit by the cholera outbreak.

A gesture appreciated by the third assistant to the Mayor of the Yaounde Vi Council Ngah Virginie Simone who described it as timely given the challenges faced by the communities in potable water supply.

The transfer of this technological competence to Cameroon will be beneficial and sustainable in the country’s struggle to provide its citizen with potable water.

 

 

 

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