Contributed by: Jason Priestley
Clean drinking water is a basic human right. Yet, tragically, nearly one billion are forced to go without. I recently travelled to the Dominican Republic to witness one of the solutions to the global clean drinking water crisis – a powdered technology distributed through the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Continue reading
World Toilet Day (http://www.unwater.org/worldtoiletday) is relatively new being recognized as an official day by the United Nations joining the more established World Water Day (March 22) and Global Handwashing Day (October 19). This year’s 2014 World Toilet Day tagline #wecantwait is well chosen as there are 2.5 billion people still without access to proper sanitation. This gap in access to proper sanitation, which includes toilets and latrines, contributes not only to diarrheal illness – which continues to kill more children every day than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined – but also negatively effects the environment, creates risks to personal safety, and hinders social and economic development. Continue reading
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, we continue to work with our emergency relief partners to provide one of the most urgent needs in times of natural disasters – clean drinking water. From the 2004 SouthEast Asia tsunami to the floods in northern India and Pakistan, the P&G Purifier of Water packets continue to make a difference to those facing extreme conditions in floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. Today we are pleased to post this guest blog from Claudia Manuel, P&G Pakistan Communications Manager who shares more about a unique partnership that gives the most basic and vital gift to those who need it most. Shukriya Claudia! Continue reading
For nearly 10 years, we have been sharing the stories of children, families, and partners who are impacted by the global clean drinking water crisis. We know that clean drinking water is a daily struggle for almost 1 billion, but we’ve learned there are many solutions – including our P&G Purifier of Water packets – that are making a big difference for families around the world. Often we’re asked what happens to the people who have been touched by our Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, and so we wanted to share a personal blog from one of our own employees – Victoria Great – who traveled back to Cambodia to meet families who have been using our P&G packets for the last three years…
Allison Tummon Kamphuis
Today we are celebrating the CSDW Program’s most global milestone yet – 7 billion liters of clean drinking water distributed with our safe drinking water partners in 75 countries. We’re launching a new video to recognize this milestone and as you can see – the program is touching and improving the lives of children and their families all around the globe by providing clean drinking water (link). Continue reading
April 3, 2014
Allison Tummon Kamphuis
As a proud Canadian, this is a special week as we have launched our newest partnership with P&G and Walmart Canada to raise awareness about the clean drinking water crisis. This year-long program has a goal to donate 25 million days of clean water for children and families who need it most through CSDW and our safe drinking water partners. Our goal to save one life every hour is an ambitious one and as we’ve said many times, we can’t do it alone. In February, we highlighted our partnership with Walmart’s Asda stores in the UK (UK blog) and now this multi-faceted program has come to Canada. Continue reading
Since 2004, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) has provided clean drinking water in more than 75 countries and often our first efforts are in emergency response settings. After early field testing with UNICEF and multiple emergency responses, we are happy to launch our newest community-based program with the local government and World Vision Vietnam. CSDW welcomes Ha Nguyen, P&G Vietnam Communications Manager who is coordinating the CSDW Program efforts locally as she shares an account of the recent launch event in Quang Tri province. Cam on ban Ha! Thank you Ha!
For nearly a decade, through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, P&G has been partnering with many diverse organizations to raise awareness and address the global clean drinking water crisis. As we approach World Water Day 2014, we are pleased to have Abhijit Dutta, Government Relations Leader for ASEAN share his account of the recent launch of our newest public private partnership in Myanmar with USAID. Many thanks to Abhijit for leading this partnership on the ground and for providing a glimpse into this landmark event for CSDW! Continue reading
How a partnership grew from rural Malawi to helping people in 34 countries around the world.
The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has grown to providing more than 1.3 billion liters of clean drinking water each year and this is directly attributable to our partnerships with organizations that share our mission to reduce the illness and deaths caused by contaminated drinking water. We’re pleased to work with more than 140 advocacy and implementation partners in our efforts around the world and one of our largest and extensive partnerships today is with World Vision.
Today the P&G CSDW Program is pleased to celebrate a special milestone with World Vision – the one billionth liter of clean drinking water provided since we started working together in 2007. (link to press release) Continue reading
Today we’re pleased to welcome our latest guest blogger – Claude Zukowski – who joined our Children’s Safe Drinking Water team in 2012. In addition to leading important technical work on CSDW, Claude is the global coordinator for P&G’s disaster response efforts. Below she provides a behind the scenes account of our latest ambassador’s visit to see the transformation that happens when a community has clean water. Thank you Claude!