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||Sharing a passion to achieve the
Millennium Development Goals such as poverty eradication, environmental
up-gradation, gender equality, and specifically 'reducing by
half the proportion of people without sustainable access to
safe drinking water' by the year 2015, we recognize the immense
sense of urgency.
At any given moment, about half of the world's poor
are suffering from waterborne disease, of which over 6,000 - mainly
children - die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water.
Today, more than one billion people of the world's
population are without access to safe drinking water, causing lack
of safe water supply to rob women and young girls of dignity, literacy
Safe water interventions have vast potential to
transform the lives of millions of people. Water filtration tools
not only provide safe drinking water but also have a positive health
impact on the most vulnerable populations, including young children,
pregnant women and those with debilitated immune systems.
The Cochrane review (2006) demonstrates that water
filters are the most effective interventions amongst all point-of-use
water treatment methods for reducing diarrhoeal diseases. This study
also proves that it is not enough to treat water at the point-of-source;
it must also be made safe at the point of consumption.