Kismayo General Hospital, Somalia
Somalia’s Kismayo General Hospital’s desalination plant is now operational.
The 100 l/h solar-powered plant was installed with the assistance of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and regular partner with Moerk Water in bringing clean water where it’s most needed. The installation was carried out by the Pamoja vocational training centre from Zanzibar, an NGO Moerk Water has successfully partnered with on previous installations, assisted by the people of Kismayo.
The Kismayo General Hospital treats high numbers of patients from all over Jubaland State and is vital to the health of this commercial capital.
The installation attracted a great deal of attention, including being covered by JubalandTV.
The desalination plant and its building are ready to be officially opened.
Mr Sirat, the GIZ coordinator, presents the desalination plant manuals
to Mr. Ali Noor, Minister for Health for Jubaland State, Somalia.
As with all our projects, Moerk Water have coordinated
the building of a team of trained local people to operate the plants,
bringing further skills and economic benefit to the region.
Local trainees are given extensive training for operating and maintaining the plant.