German start-up Boreal Light has just delivered 28 solar-powered desalination systems to Kenya. The systems are intended for hospitals treating daily Covid-19 cases in the coastal region of the country, as well as Turkana and Nakuru counties.

In addition to the supply of drinking water, Boreal Light’s objective is to contribute to the fight against Covid-19 in Kenyan hospitals by providing enough water for sanitation, including hand washing. According to Andrew Tuimur, just 22.8% of Kenyans have limited sanitation services and 40% use unimproved services.