Health
 Zambia
Project #6958

SAVE 100 LIVES FROM LEAD POISONING IN ZAMBIA

by OneWorld Africa

Summary

This project will set up an information center and train 100 young adult to sensitize the community in the world’s 4th most polluted city, Kabwe, Zambia, on the dangers of lead poisoning.
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Challenge

Kabwe, home to 300,000 people, is Africa's most polluted city and is ranked as the world's fourth most polluted city. The 92 years (1902 - 1994) of unregulated mining activities in Kabwe have left human lives at risk of numerous diseases due to lead poisoning and a contaminated environment. Children and young adults who scavenge in the mines for left over bits of lead to sell for their livelihood usually end up with a damaged central nervous system, increased blood pressure and damaged kidneys.

Solution

OneWorld Africa will train 100 young adults to sensitize the community on the dangers of scavenging in the mines for left overs bits of lead. The Project will put up an information center that will continuously facilitate this knowledge shearing.

Long-Term Impact

This project will enlighten over 50,000 people on the dangers of lead poisoning. Through training and outreach, we will reduce the community's exposure to poisonous lead and eventually save not only the human lives but also the environment in Kabwe.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​africa.oneworld.net
Solves Pollution Problems, Save Lives
World's Most Polluted Place
Africa's Most Toxic City
Worstpolluted.org

Organization Information

OneWorld Africa

Location: Lusaka - Zambia
Website: http:/​/​africa.oneworld.net
Project Leader:
Tuliswensi Sinyangwe
Lusaka, Lusaka Zambia

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