MAPP Africa (https://MAPPAfrica.com) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Environment Management Agency of Zimbabwe (EMA) to set up a groundwater, surface and portable water quality monitoring company, as well as microbiological testing in as a service. This partnership will ensure safe water for communities and build capacity when laboratory infrastructure around the world is overwhelmed, especially in Africa.
Two TECTA B16 pathogen detection systems are now operational, one in Harare and one in Bulawayo. We hired and trained two full-time technicians and a project manager to operate the units. Our employees are all female recent graduates from local universities in Zimbabwe.
With the increased need for daily testing, the project plans to scale up to six TECTA B16 units and place additional units closer to source across the country. The project will be managed and operated by MAPP Africa within EMA’s facilities in Zimbabwe.
“As a Zimbabwean living in the diaspora, I have always been concerned about access to clean water in Africa, at home and in general. It inspired me to identify technologies that can help address this global challenge. We are currently operational in Kenya and South Africa. I am excited to bring the Tecta Pathogen Detection System to Zimbabwe and to work with EMA to make a positive impact in the WASH sector. said Brian Dodo, CEO of MAPP Africa Inc.
TECTA-PDS is the world’s fastest and most advanced microbiological monitoring system, providing automated on-site detection of E. coli and total coliforms. Simple and economical, the B16 system can be used by virtually anyone, anywhere. This makes it an ideal solution for underserved or rural communities that may struggle with water security logistics or transportation issues.
“With TECTA systems being used in over 50 countries around the world, we are particularly excited about this project and the partnership that MAPP Africa has developed with EMA of Zimbabwe. TECTA-PDS was founded to protect human health through better water monitoring and we are proud to do just that in a wide range of settings, from remote Indigenous communities in Canada to big cities like Harare,” said said Doug Wilton, President and CEO, TECTA-SDP.
The project will also help Zimbabwe achieve its Sustainable Development Goals, promoting health, clean water, equality, infrastructure and economic growth. Particular emphasis will be placed on hiring a gender-balanced workforce with opportunities geared towards women.
The project will begin on February 28, 2022, beginning with training and demonstrations, and will be fully operational by July 19, 2022.
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About Mapp Africa:
MAPP Africa is a platform to help Africa build its capacity and resilience. MAPP Africa develops projects and identifies clean technologies that help African countries achieve their sustainable development goals. MAPP Africa currently holds exclusive Africa-wide distribution licenses for TECTA PDS, a fully automated microbiology system for performing on-site regulatory compliance testing for E. coli and total coliform bacteria in water.https://MAPPAfrica.com/
About the Environment Management Agency of Zimbabwe (EMA):
The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and the protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the development of Plans Environmental for the management and protection of the environment. It was created under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and adopted in 2002.https://www.EMA.co.zw/
TECTA-PDS is the world leader in water safety testing, providing the only rapid detection system for E. coli and total coliform tests on site, automated and approved by the United States EPA. The simple, fully automated B16 and B4 instruments and TECTAlert cartridges enable water testing that can be performed by virtually anyone, anywhere, anytime. These products provide cost-effective, accurate and timely solutions to meet testing challenges for small, medium and large segments of the global municipal, recreational and aboriginal markets. As a socially responsible company, TECTA-PDS continues to work with governments and international organizations to help ensure that products are available where they are needed most to ensure the well-being of citizens. https://www.TECTA-pds.com
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