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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 and time.
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.