Decreasing diarrhea cases through on-site sodium hypochlorite production in Madagascar
2023, Duvernay et al.
Summary: Health centers around the 20 schools on St. Mary’s Island that participated in a WASH improvement program that included Mini-WATA and WATA-Standard saw a 58% decrease in diarrhea cases between 2018 and 2021. There appears to be a correlation between the decrease in diarrhea cases and the implementation of the program.
Read in English in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Novel water treatment system in a low-resource community
2022, Nogueira et al.
Summary: In 31 villages in Benin, West Africa, 52% of their water supply sites lacked chlorine powder, and 60% of water samples taken before chlorination showed E. coli contamination. After the installation of WATA devices, 100% of facilities were delivering safe water to the community.
Water Quality and Hygiene Behavior in Burkina Faso: The Impact of Locally Produced Sodium Hypochlorite Solution in Schools
2022, Duvernay et al.
Summary: Two rural schools in Burkina Faso were equipped with Mini-WATA and trained in hygiene measures. Before the intervention, 50% of the water samples were contaminated with fecal bacteria. A follow-up after two years showed that the schools participating in the WATA program had adopted hygienic measures and were free from theses bacterial contamination.
Poster presentation of the outcomes of equipping 19 rural supply water networks with 31 WATA electrochlorinators to ensure that the water distributed to the community is safe to drink.
The audio presentation was recorded for 2021 UNC Water & Health Conference from The Water Institute.
Assessment of low-cost, non-electrically powered chlorination devices for gravity-driven membrane water kiosks in eastern Uganda
2021, Dössegger et al.
Microbiological Control of Medical Devices, Operating Room Surfaces and Delivery Rooms before and after Disinfection with Locally Produced Chlorine in Two Malian University Hospitals
2020, Traoré AT et al.
Read the article in Health Sciences and Disease journal (FR)
“Cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19”
Interim guidance, World Health Organization.
Preventing nosocomial infections in resource-limited settings: An interventional approach in healthcare facilities in Burkina Faso”, 2020, Duvernay et al.