An integrated approach of providing water, sanitation and hygiene reduces the number of deaths caused by diarrheal diseases by an average of 65%..- World Health Organization
2.4 million deaths could be prevented each year if people had access to clean water and adequate sanitation and practiced good hygiene.
Almost 1 billion people lack access to safe water, and about 2.6 billion people do not have improved sanitation. Hand washing with soap can reduce diarrhea incidence by 48%.
1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die each day from waterborne disease — one every 21 seconds as a direct result of contaminated water and poor sanitation and hygiene.
Through community-driven and community-engaged programs, WATERisLIFE aims to save lives and transform communities. WATERisLIFE works closely with nonprofit organizations, local governments and community partners to focus on an integrated approach that ensures households, schools and medical facilities have access to safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene programs.
Through WATERisLIFE water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Action Groups (WAGS), we build community relationships. We create community profiles to assess needs and provide baseline data in order to set clear, identifiable goals for measurable project outcomes.
We work closely with community and local partners on collaborative initiatives.
We develop Community Action Plans to create short-term and long-term water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.
From WATERisLIFE straw filters to household water filtration units and borehole wells; to pump repair, water systems and water source fencing; to proper sanitation training and development and integrated hygiene curriculum programs, communities are transformed by sustainable solutions.
WATERisLIFE also provides short-term clean water access in emergency relief situations through global partnerships and distribution programs.
To learn more about WATERisLIFE water, sanitation and hygiene programs and how you can be part of the solution, email firstname.lastname@example.org.