In just 6 years, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program has had an impact on the world water crisis. Dr. Greg Allgood has traveled far and wide to help CSDW partners deliver PUR water purifying packets to victims of natural disasters and children in developing nations. These packets transform contaminated water into clean drinking water, giving many hope and health. Here are some highlights of the work of the CSDW Program.
Strength In Numbers
Together with CSDW partners, including AmeriCares, CARE, PSI, US Centers for Disease Control, USAID, and World Vision, over 2 billion liters have been provided to the people who need it most in over 55 countries. These clean drinking water efforts have helped avert more than 85 million days of disease.
Help Around The Globe
The P&G CSDW Program has successfully provided healthy, clean drinking water to those affected by flood situations in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Myanmar. PUR packets provided help after the earthquakes in Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Chile and Haiti. And millions of PUR packets were distributed after a major tsunami in Southeast Asia as well as during hurricanes in the Caribbean.
More Work To Do
Increasing access to healthy and clean drinking water for those who need it is only part of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program mission. The program also provides education on the importance of safe water and encourages behavior changes to institutionalize clean water use in schools, clinics and households around the world.
At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, P&G announced an increased goal to provide 4 billion liters of clean drinking water by 2012, preventing 160 million days of diarrheal illness and helping to save 20,000 lives.