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Society for Family Health launches water purification product


Sir Bright Ekweremadu

Sir Bright Ekweremadu

Society for Family Health (SFH) has launched WaterGuard Plus, a new point-of-use water purification product.
Speaking at the launch, Sir Bright Ekweremadu, Managing Director for Society for Family Health, said WaterGuard Plus meets all standards of quality and appropriateness for communities in Nigeria. Noting that it is easy to use, he said “the more stable powder formula makes it more suitable for our tropical climate and gives the product a longer shelf life which encourages long term use.”

WaterGuard Plus is a product that is strategically designed to address the need for clean water in a simple, easily usable format that makes water safe for drinking and, consequently, contributes to meeting key maternal and neo-natal health (MNCH) deliverables. The product is manufactured by one of the few WHO pre-qualified manufacturers and is in powder form.

Ekweremadu said WaterGuard Plus also kills 99.9% of germs, saying that the durable packaging is conducive for transportation to both rural and urban areas, and the product is ideal for both personal and industrial use.

He said WaterGuard Plus is a product that will plug in strategically to existing water, sanitation and hygiene programmes across Nigeria and, “we believe, will be critical in ensuring both rural and urban households have access to clean and safe water. This will reduce the rates of diarrhea.

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