The development arm ofthe Seventh DayAdventists church, ADRA, has created a simple solution that may solve Papua New Guinearsquo;s high rate of waterborne diseases.
A simple toilet that costs 500 hundred kina could be easily deployed to high risk areas ifthe government’supportsthe idea.
It can be placed anywhere, and is suited to rural areas that are not linked to urban water and sewerage supplies.
A demonstration on how easily this unit can be assembled tookthe carpenters at least three hours to completethe structure.
The project Manager says this is a simple solution that can reducethe rate of cholera and ther waterborne diseases.
The most expensive part ofthe unit is of coursethe thrown, that’s where you sit on. The plastic mold sourced from a Lae based company costs a little over two hundred kina;thenthere’sthe PVC pipe that’s been painted black to create a heat vacuum for effective ventilation. This unit is designed for places wherethe ground is water logged.
This year ADRA began engaging with government. It’s a small step that could see more units like this be packaged and sent to some ofthe most remote parts ofthe country.
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