23 Sep Rainfresh systems help fight Haitian cholera outbreak
Four and a half years have passed since Haiti was struck by an enormous earthquake, which killed over 230,000 people and displaced thousands of people. Unable to access safe drinking water, over half a million earthquake survivors have fallen ill with cholera: a bacterial infection caused by ingesting unsanitary food and water.
Since 2010, one of our NGO partners, GlobalMedic, has brought thousands of Rainfresh gravity bacteria filters to Haiti. Using these systems, Haitian families reduce the risk of exposure to the vibrio cholerae, the bacteria responsible for the infection. Fresh, clean water also helps cholera patients replenish their fluids – an important factor in treating the disease.
Removing harmful bacteria from drinking water worldwide
Our gravity water filtration technology is a popular tool used in disaster relief initiatives across the globe. With a lightweight and easily portable design, these filters can supply safe drinking water from virtually any water source, including lakes, ponds, rivers, wells and streams – all without the use of pumps, chemicals or electricity.
Using Rainfresh’s proprietary and mede-in-Canada ceramic filtration technology, these units trap harmful bacteria, such as E. coli and protozoan cysts , removing contaminants as small as 0.3 micron s.
Read more about this common disaster relief device used by millions of people every day.