Information on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic is vitally important for societies worldwide, especially in developing countries. Actionable, up-to-date and reliable data can be easily and cost-effectively gathered by quantitative monitoring of the coronavirus presence in sewage. The proposed technology for monitoring is mobile, easily deployable and provides results within two hours.
The project aims at developing the mobile device and testing it in Nakuru and Kisumu. The implementing organisations are Orvion (the Netherlands) and Upande (Kenya), in association with local partners, including the utilities Nawassco and Kiwasco as well as Kenya Medical Research Institute. The main contributors are UN-Habitat and Aqua for All.
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