Ryan Coppack

Ryan is a volunteer in the News Team at African Development Choices

water pollution in Kenya

Tackling Kenya’s water pollution crisis

The water pollution in Kenya is a huge problem.  According to Water.org, approximately 40% of Kenyans are still dependent on unsanitary sources of water. These sources consist of, but are not restricted to, stagnant wells, dams, rivers, streams, and ponds, many of which suffer from bacterial contamination and pollution from heavy metal waste.   The problem of water pollution in Kenya    Reliance on dirty or heavily polluted water is a …

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The importance of WASH facilities in a pandemic

The world we knew before March has been irrevocably changed by the global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now endemic in many countries across the world, the coronavirus has brought into sharp focus the necessity of well-functioning public health systems and adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities (WASH) facilities. This is true in Kenya, and across most of Africa.   Stark realities in …

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