Worldwide, more children die of diarrheal disease than of HIV/AIDs, malaria, and measles combined and according to WHO more than 750 million people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water. All too often we hear these sad and frightening statistics about the hundreds of millions of people around the world without access to safe, clean water and the resulting health burden.
We are taking action to address these inequities and invite you to join us.
By purchasing a LifeStraw® product you can make your own impact with some powerful statistics of its own:
A comprehensive program to improve school water quality results in a nearly 50% reduction in diarrheal illness.
Safe, clean water in schools results in a 42% reduction in absenteeism.
In many developing countries school-age girls are tasked with gathering water; reducing this burden directly increases the amount of time girls are in school learning.
WaterNlife is dedicated to help solve this devastating problem.
Together with Vestergaard, the inventor of LifeStraw®, WaterNlife will donate 1,000 liters of clean and safe drinking water to children in need in Sub-Saharan Africa for every LifeStraw® product sold. The focus area is sub-Saharan Africa where the water crisis is particularly devastating.
WaterNlife will provide updates on the progress of its donations on a regular basis.
UNICEF and World Health Organization (2012). Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: 2012 Update. WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation.
United Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children’, UNICEF, New York, June 2012.
Baseline Survey (2010) of the 22 UNICEF WASH Programme districts.