COVID-19 MESSAGE:
 
From the OPS-WASH team, we would like to encourage all Nigerians to stay safe during this time. Stay at home and follow the hygiene guidelines, such as the washing and sanitisation of hands regularly, especially before touching the face. 
 
On behalf of those who cannot wash their hands as easily, due to inadequate WASH facilities, I would like to urge governments and their partners from civil society, the private sector, UN agencies, research and learning institutions and the philanthropic community to assist us in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities. 
 
Zenith Water Projects, and OPSWASH member, have built a contactless hand-washing facility, which is being used in a few countries in Africa, as an interim response to the lack of WASH facilities. (See video below)
 
During this critical time, we must make sure that we are equally as invested in preventative measures, as we are in reactive measures. Millions of Nigerians will be unable to protect themselves, amidst a global pandemic, should we fail to intervene.
 
We are thus encouraging all stakeholders to invest in the future of Nigerians by purchasing the below facilities and donating them to vulnerable communities. 
 
For more information regarding the pricing of the facility and the various sizes, or to find out more about how you can get involved, contact: 
EXECUTIVE ORDER 009 ORGANIZED PRIVATE SECTOR IN WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (OPS-WASH) STRATEGIES:
 
In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the strain on business and the economy generally has been felt by all. The implications on revenue, caused by the widespread contraction of the virus have been immensely. While the attention and extreme precautions surrounding COVID-19 is commended, the impact of water-related diseases should not be ignored. in 2018, 18,000 deaths were attributed to choler outbreaks. The overall typhoid prevalence rate is at 66.2%, Lassa Fever, which is also contracted via consumption of contaminated water, infects 300, 000 to 500 000 people in the West-Africa region yearly. Moreover, over 5000 deaths are attributed to this disease. Other deadly diseases include gastrointestinal disease and polio virus.

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