SANITATION and ENVIRONMENTAL Emergency in Africa

Poor sanitation entrenches the cycle of poverty and disease, slows development, and makes cities less attractive places to work, live and invest in

The health burden due to poor sanitation and hygiene is significant. Diarrhoea is reported on average in 15 % of children under five years of age and results in 9 % of all mortality for this age group. Cholera and Typhoid is endemic in some areas of Africa and outbreaks are common.

Poor sanitation is especially devastating for children who suffer the most from water-related disease. In Sub-Saharan Africa, diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death for children under 5 years old

Main challenge in international development is to find long-lasting, self-sustaining solutions. Too often after financing ends, the project ends. - Sustainable impact is lost

Africa is suffering deforestation at twice the world rate, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

  • In the last 100 years, West Africa has lost about 90 percent of forest coverage. 
  • 58,000 square miles of forests are being lost to deforestation every year, contributing to climate change and the loss of habitats for millions of species.
  • Poverty is one of the most significant indirect reasons causing deforestation across Africa - and it is increasing.

Sanitation5 Finland Ltd solutions 

Sanitation5 systemic approach to cover the whole sanitation service chain by combining... 

  • Collection and transportation of fecal sludge
  • Safe treatment and sales of processed energy products

Resulting a self-sustaining and safe sanitation service chain including safe treatments of faecal sludge and upcycling sludge to renewable energy products

One S3 Fecal Sludge Treatment (20.000 people) briquette UNIT reduces CO2 emission of 4960 tCO2/year

  • FS Briquettes replace high polluting fuels, like charcoal and by this prevent deforestation

Sanitation5 systemic approach combines different technologies for maximum health and social impacts

  • Different solutions and concepts for different needs
  • Solutions combine decentralised faecal sludge management, renewable energy products and impact investment.
  • Solutions are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
  • Solutions are scalable and replicable in different contexts.

Solutions Health and Environmental POSITIVE Impacts

Health Impacts

  • Kills the "death cycle" of disease caused by poor sanitation and Reduces the death of children under age 5 due poor sanitation in peri-urban and rural areas of developing countries
  • Reduces the spread of intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which are neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering for millions
  • Reduces the spread of diarrhea, Cholera, Typhoid fever, Hepatitis A  and Dengue fever 

  • Reduces the severity and impact of malnutrition

  • Stop spreading of Covid-19 type of viruses due poor sanitation and hygiene

Environmental Impacts

  • Reduces the possibility of human waster not to end up dangerously polluting neighborhoods', rivers, lakes or seas. 

  • One S3 Fecal Sludge Treatment (20.000 people) briquette UNIT reduces CO2 emission of 4960 tCO2/year

  • FS Briquettes replace high polluting fuels, like charcoal and by this prevent deforestation

Social impacts

  • Promotes dignity and boosting safety, particularly among women and girls
  • Promotes school attendance: Girls' school attendance is particularly boosted by the provision of separate sanitary facilities

  • Reduces the possibility of human waster not to end up dangerously polluting neighbourhoods, rivers, lakes or seas

  • Potential recovery of water, renewable energy and nutrients from faecal waste

  • For every US$ 1.00 invested in sanitation, there was a return of US$ 5.50 in lower health costs, more productivity, and fewer premature deaths

  • Kills the "death cycle" of poverty and disease caused by poor sanitation

  • Enhances economical development (jobs and income) and safe working conditions 

Power / Energy Impacts

  • Non polluting solutions. -Solutions use and operate with off-grid renewable energy 

  • Extra Solar energy availability

  • Hot water availability

  • Clean water availability

Local Impacts

  • Generates new, sustainable jobs

  • Grow , develop and supports local companies' business

  • Enables High-Tech knowledge sharing