Helping to curb Hepatitis E

Solution to epidemic

05 September 2019 | Health

Dr Bernard Haufiku; Health advisor to the presidency; “The stage has been set to defeat Hepatitis E.”

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure

A non-toxic, chemical free, 100% biodegradable sanitizer that can be used to disinfect surfaces, purify contaminated water and disinfect tools has been launched in a bid to rid the Erongo region of Hepatitis E infections.

The launching and handing over of Blueplanet Investment AG’s ANOSAN for Namibia Sanitation Solution Project took place at the DRC Fire Brigade in Swakopmund.

Besides all the above-mentioned characteristics, another plus point is that it has various other applications with no negative effect on humans, animals or the environment.

Speaking at the occasion, the health advisor to the presidency Dr Bernard Haufiku said that the sanitizer could help curb Hepatitis E in the country, and that this is one of many concrete steps to see the end of Hepatitis E. “The stage has been set to defeat Hepatitis E, not only here in the Erongo region but the entire country,” he said.

More than 10 regions in Namibia have been affected by Hepatitis E, with over 6 000 cases reported. The Erongo region has the second most cases in the country.

According to the CEO of Blueprint Investment AG, Alex Lattman, 20 000 bottles of the product will be distributed by volunteers in Swakopmund’s DRC and in Walvis Bay’s Twaloloka informal settlements.

“There will also be three refilling stations in these settlements as well as an additional 80 000 litres of ANOSAN to support these areas over a period of three to four months.”

Lattman said his company came to Namibia with a solution that is already working and available on the market in other regions, adding that reports from between 150 and 200 independent laboratories regarding the success of the product have been obtained over the last 15 years and are available for scrutiny.

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