What is konzo?
Howard in Mozambique
Women leaning how remove the poisonous cyanide compound from cassava flour
Placemat depicting the 'Wetting method'
How To Remove The Poison From Cassava Flour in English - Video Animation produced by SAWBO (Scientific Animations Without Borders) 2012
Removing cyanide compounds from cassava flour using the 'wetting method'
Konzo is a neurological disease that causes irreversible paralysis of the legs. It is caused by malnutrition and consumption of high levels of a cyanide compound in cassava. Thanks to the research of Dr Howard Bradbury, there is now a simple, inexpensive method to remove the poisonous compound and prevent Konzo.