Kenzan, Uganda — Kenzan is a rural town with little in the way of amenities, but residents of this impoverished corner of the country can say they have had their fill of water.
Residents here are using water filters to cleanse their homes, gardens and other buildings of pollution and the deadly bacterium Cryptosporidium parvum.
“The water is purified, but it’s not perfect,” said Sengo Sifu, who manages the family’s water purification machine.
“You can have a few particles and it will take out a lot of bacteria, but you can’t get rid of them.
But I think the water purifiers have made the problem worse.”
The machine cleansse water with a soap and water-based rinse, then passes it through an electric filter to kill any harmful bacteria.
It is the first of its kind in the world, and it is helping to stem the tide of Cryptosperium parvUM.
The new machines were installed in Kenzan in June, but local residents have been complaining about them since.
“We use the water for our washing machines and for washing clothes,” Sifun said.
“It has no pollution.
But we don’t like it when people use the machine to clean the water.”
A new, more efficient water purifying system in Kenzaan, Uganda.
(Photo: Sengu Sifau)This new technology is not just a boon for Kenzan’s residents.
It’s also saving Kenzanans money, and reducing the number of people who die of Cryptococcosis each year.
The local health department reported in 2016 that there were more than 20,000 cases and 3,000 deaths linked to Cryptospora, or Cryptosparvum, in Kenzas population of about 7,000.
Most cases occur in people who drink tap water, but about 70% of the deaths are linked to water consumption.
“It’s not that we have the water quality,” said local resident Azeem, whose name has been changed for his protection.
“But we have to make sure that the water we have is good.
I don’t know how we can afford to use tap water in Kenzi.
The water we use is bad.
If the water is not good, then we can’t use it.”
In 2016, Kenzan recorded the highest number of deaths in the country, with more than 17,000, according to the local health authorities.
Kenzaans have been battling Cryptospirium for more than a decade.
In 2013, the country suffered its first-ever outbreak, and more than 11,000 people died.
In 2016 the number rose again to a peak of nearly 21,000 fatalities.
In 2017, the number reached 27,000 and is expected to reach 40,000 this year.
Kenzan has been hit by a new wave of Cryptococcus infections as well.
In the last five months, it has been reported by the Health Ministry to have more than 7,500 cases of CryptoSporvum and more 1,600 deaths, according, to a government report.
The number of cases and deaths rose again in 2017 to a record of 24,000 from 19,000 in 2016.
The Health Ministry has said it is working to prevent new infections from spreading.
Kenzans health officials said that in order to fight Cryptospermium, they have been focusing on reducing water consumption and using better hygiene practices, such as washing hands before touching raw fish, and washing the toilets before using them.
“In addition to that, we have been increasing the use of the filters,” said Kenzan health official Oyo Selele.
“I believe that the health ministry has been doing a good job.
We are very focused on reducing the consumption of tap water and we have increased the amount of filters.”
The new machines are meant to be more efficient, but they do not purify water perfectly.
According to Sifengu, the machines are not perfect because they are designed for use only with filtered water, and they are not meant to remove water from surfaces where people may have water-borne pathogens.
“The water that we use does not get purified,” Sengi said.
One of the machines is attached to a hose, which then passes the water through a filter to purify the water.
It uses an electronic purification process to separate water from filth and bacteria.
(Photo: Oyo Sifi)Sifengus water purifies water with an electronic process to remove the filth from the water and to purifies the water before use.
The machine also has a water-purifying filter that purifies filtered water for the entire household.
The machine is designed to be used for all households in Kenzoans population of around 2,500, and is made by an Indonesian company called Kano Water Purification and Engineering Co. The machines cost about