Control of Konzo and Kits to Determine Cassava Cyanide and Urinary Thiocyanate


Posters available on wetting method to remove cyanide

A coloured poster which shows how to use the wetting method to remove cyanide from cassava flour was originally produced by Dr Dulce Nhassico in Portuguese. This was translated into English and other languages. It has since been modified twice to include cyanide poisoning and also another treatment option of standing for two hours in the sun to remove hydrogen cyanide from the wet flour. The text has been translated into many different languages (we wish to thank our many translators), and the words have been placed into the pictures by Mr Ian Denton. These laminated posters in 13 languages are available free of charge to be distributed in rural areas, particularly those where konzo and cyanide poisoning occur.

See Poster Amharic, Poster Ateso, Poster English, Poster French, Poster Hausa, Poster Kifuliru, Poster Kiswahili, Poster Kiyaka, Poster Macua, Poster Portuguese, Poster Shona, Poster Spanish and Poster Tshiluba