Millions May Gain Access to Clean Water After Clinton Global Initiative 'Mega-Commitment'

The Hesperian Foundation and the Kind World Foundation
$4.1 million over 3-5 years
The Hesperian Foundation will be “Empowering Communities with Water, Health & Hygiene Education”. In this program Hesperian will work with partner groups to expand the reach and impact of its educational materials. Seed grants and technical assistance will be given to upwards of 20 translation partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Napo Pharamaceuticals Inc.
$300 million over 7-8 years
In Napo Pharmaceuticals’ “Crofelemer Pediatric Access Program” the company commits to provide access to novel anti-diarrheal drugs to pediatric populations in disaster situations and “resource-constrained geographies”. The program is expected to reach 1.1 million children per year in sub-Saharan Africa.

OneXOne Foundation and H2O Africa
$1 million over 1 year
In “Securing the Building Block of Life: Water” OneXOne and H20 Africa will commit funds to Water Partners (see their separate commitment below) to be granted in full over the next six months to be used to work toward implementing practical solutions to address the clean water crisis in developing countries.

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Pan American Health Organization
$65.8 million over 5 years
PAHO will be “Protecting Maternal-Child Health with Nutrition and Water” by working with Ministries of Health and a team of public-private partners in Latin America.

Population Services International
$1.6 million over 5 years
In this commitment, “Saving Kids Lives Through Integrated Health Packages”, PSI has a goal of to decrease mortality and morbidity in children though the integrated provision of safe drinking water, treatment for diarrheal disease, malarial prevention and treatment. Half a million Malagasy children will be reached though this program.

Proctor & Gamble
$18.5 million over 2 years
P&G; has committed to providing one billion liters of safe drinking water in the developing world through its “Children’s Safe Drinking Water: Help Us Share” program. Few details were included other than to say that a about a third of a billion households will be reached through an awareness raising campaign.

Safe Water Network and PepsiCo Foundation
$3.5 million over 3 years
Safe Water Network's “Optimizing safe, affordable water solutions” commitment will fund safe and effective implementation of four water initiatives in Ghana, India and Bangladesh.

Sulabh International Social Service Organization
$2 million over 5 years
In the “Increasing Access to Sustainable Sanitation Facilities” commitment, Sulabh International will provide technical training in capacity building and consultancy services to sector professionals to help provide access to sustainable on-site sanitation facilities in their respective countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

WaterPartners International and PepsiCo Foundation
$4.1 million over 3 years
WaterPartners International will be working with the PepsiCo Foundation on “Water Credit: Catalyzing Access to Safe Water and Sanitation” to accelerate the achievement of safe water and sanitation access for those living without access to these in India. Water Credit is a program which “facilitates micro-credit loans for water and sanitation for people without access to commercial credit.”

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
$30 million over 3 years
WSSCC will be making “Contributions to the Global Sanitation Fund” to the tune of $30 million which will facilitate access to sanitation services and good hygiene practices through grants to community-based programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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