Updated Jan 15, 2021
Part of Evidence Actionhttps://www.evidenceaction.org/dispensersforsafewater/
Diarrheal disease, the world’s second-leading cause of child mortality, claims the lives of 525,000 children under five every year. Over half of these deaths are linked to inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene, and can be prevented through safe water. However, at least 785 million people lack access to a basic drinking-water service, and at least 2 billion use a water source contaminated with feces. About a third of these people live in rural, hard-to-reach communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our uniquely-engineered dispensers enable people to treat their water using a safe, pre-measured dose of chlorine. The approach is simple: a villager goes to their usual water source, places their bucket under the dispenser, turns the valve to dispense the correct amount of chlorine, and fills the bucket with water as they normally would. The chlorine disinfects the water as they are walking home. By the time they arrive, they have water that is safe to drink for up to three days.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||6,000,000|