The research is an initiative of Zimbabwe by Environment Africa, a leading environment and sustainable development organisation which has been working with scientists from the National University of Science and Technology based in Bulawayo.
According to Barney Mawire, EA Zimbabwe Country Manager, the Moringa Water Purification Research Project was successfully completed and a report has been presented to donors. It is also awaiting presentation to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.
The research project was conducted in the Mudzi, Chivi and Binga districts. In addition to Nust, EA is also collaborating with the National Institute of Health Research.
“The results also revealed that Moringa seed powder is very effective in reducing fluoride levels in water,” said Mawire.
However, he said the results were still preliminary and would be treated as such until the government endorsed them.Post published in: News