Challenging Conditions Every Day In Developing Countries
Safe drinking water is a problem for nearly 1 billion people. Many of these people are women and young girls in the developing world who must walk an average of 6 kilometers each day to collect often contaminated water for their families.
How Does This Impact Children's Health?
Diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water is still a leading cause of illness and death among infants and children in the developing world. Over 1000 children die every day as a result of diseases that cause diarrhea. What does this mean? More children die from diarrheal illnesses such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever, than from HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
How is the P&G CSDW Program Helping?
P&G collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a technology that people can use in their home to purify water. The P&G Purifier of Water packet improves the quality of household stored water and greatly reduces the risk of illness and death.
And the results can be dramatic. Simply providing clean, purified, drinkable water can reduce the risk of disease and death by about 50 percent.
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