COVID-19 projects

Ethiopia: Safe Drinking Water and Disinfectants for Ethiopia

The pilot project of the Antenna Foundation in collaboration with SUPSI and the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia enables 5 hospitals in Addis Ababa to locally produce disinfectants. Thanks to the installation and training of hospital staff in the use of the WATA technology and the CLARA system, more than 10,000 people will have access to clean drinking water and disinfectants.

This project was financially supported by the Hirschmann Foundation and the Institut Robin des Bois.

Nepal: Disinfectants for the Kathmandu Valley

COVID-19 is on the raise in Nepal. Together with its local partner ECCA (Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness) we have been working in 8 schools and adjunct communities to reach people with locally produced handwashing and disinfection solutions called WATASOL locally produced with WATA technology.

The project impacts over 12,000 people in the Kathmandu valley.

Burkina Faso: A large-scale action against the spread of COVID-19 in 59 hospitals

59 health centres are equipped with WATA devices for the production of sodium hypochlorite as part of the Covid-19 response of the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso.

Thanks to funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Antenna Foundation is coordinating with its local representative Antenna-Baobab the implementation of the project. Within this framework, our spin-off WATALUX SA in collaboration with Burex SA, installed 78 WATA devices and trained 286 healthcare staff to improve hospital hygiene. The project is being implemented in 11 of the 13 regions of the country and has an impact on more than 300,000 people.

Read more in the scientific article titled Preventing nosocomial infections in resource-limited settings: An interventional approach in healthcare facilities in Burkina Faso.

Chad: Disinfection in 35 healthcare facilities

In November 2020 35 health centres are being equipped with solar WATA and trained in chlorine production through our collaboration with WATALUX SA and the Chadian company COMECA.

Thanks to the financing of the Swiss Cooperation Office in N’Djamena the local and autonomous production of chlorine thanks to WATA devices allows to guarantee the supply of disinfectant to health centres and thus to improve sanitary conditions and fight the spread of COVID-19.