COVID-19 pandemic has put the entire humankind through their paces: the global economy has been destabilised, intensive care units have been put under considerable stress and several people have lost their lives. Public health measures such as regular and frequent handwashing have proved to work to stop infections and save lives. Indeed, according to the World Health Organization, hand hygiene is one of the most effective actions to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, like the COVID-19 virus.
The pandemic has demonstrated the crucial importance of sanitation and adequate access to clean water for containing infectious diseases. Certainly, hand hygiene in hospitals and health care facilities helps to protect both health care workers and patients from infections. Yet, according to the WHO and UNICEF, 1 in 4 medical care facilities around the globe lacks basic water supplies and 1 in 5 has no sanitation services.
This is the reason why now, more than ever, Genius Watter is committed to the 6th UN Sustainable Development Goal “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”: COVID-19 recovery creates an opportunity to shift to a more sustainable economy and to concretely address socio-economic and health inequalities that the pandemic has been revealing.
Genius Watter has been tackling the Water and COVID-19 Crises via a sustainable and resilient solution that supplies clean water in off-grid locations: our Genius RO system is 100% solar-powered and needs no batteries. From brackish, sea or contaminated water, Genius Watter has the solution, fully powered by the sun, in order to provide access to clean and safe water today, without limiting tomorrow.
We, at Genius Watter, believe that we must play a role to save our planet and protect ourselves. World Hand Hygiene Day reminds us that the pandemic has posed a serious and tough challenge, namely the adoption of sustainable solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have risen to this challenge by supplying clean affordable water to hospitals and health care facilities located in rural environments, so that effective hand hygiene action could take place at every point of care. Access to clean water from renewable resources for every medical care facility is one of the strategies that could protect our planet from both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Water Scarcity threat.