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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Press Kit

World Vision is investing $400 million over six years to address the global water crisis and reach 7.5 million people in Africa alone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community
Feb 12, 2015

From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, lack of clean drinking water at Morop Primary School was a big problem. Students often suffered from waterborne diseases; some spent more time at home than in school.

Fatima, 8, and her friend, Sathi, 7, live at a center for vulnerable children in Bangladesh. The center, run by World Vision, cares for children who are living on the streets or in local brothels with their mothers. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Feb 10, 2015

Next week’s meeting at UN key moment for children, says World Vision

Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.

Lead into application video for DreamJobbing
Dec 23, 2014

World Vision and DreamJobbing partner to create a dream job as a humanitarian storyteller in Africa

World Vision will partner with DreamJobbing, a platform for some of the coolest jobs on the planet, to offer humanitarian storytellers the opportunity of a lifetime.

New Sesame Street Muppet helps children learn life-saving hygiene practices
Jan 7, 2015

New Sesame Street Muppet helps children learn life-saving hygiene habits

Sesame Workshop and World Vision are coming together to help protect children around the globe from illness caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

A boy in Burundi draws clean water. PHOTO: Achel Bayisenge / World Vision
Dec 29, 2014

Mattress purchases to bring clean water to developing countries through Denver Mattress, World Vision partnership

Customers purchasing a new mattress in the new year from Denver Mattress will get more than a great night’s sleep — they’ll help provide lifesaving clean water to children and families around the world through a unique partnership with World Vision.

Khardiata, 11, drinks from a well installed by World Vision in her village of Sam Peul. Before the well was drilled, diseases caused by drinking impure well water and skin irritations from insufficient bathing plagued the villagers. PHOTO: World Vision / Karen Homer
Dec 19, 2014

Water for the World Act assures commitment to solve the global water crisis

World Vision applauds the passage of the Water for the World Act, which will help 748 million people get closer to clean water. After unanimous passage in both Houses of Congress, Friday, the President signed H.R. 2901 into law.

Raya (right), one of the newest members of the Sesame family, along with her friend Elmo (left), will teach children and families about positive health behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene.
Dec 16, 2014

Sesame Workshop and World Vision partner to tackle critical global health priority

Elmo and new Sesame Muppet Raya will teach children about clean water, sanitation and hygiene across World Vision global programs.

World Vision applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Water for the World Act. PHOTO: World Vision
Nov 20, 2014

World Vision praises House action on Water for the World Act, urges full House and Senate pass bill quickly

World Vision applauds the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee for passing the Water for the World Act.

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Fact Sheets and Extras

WASH Program Evaluation Result (PDF)

World Vision focuses on building community capacity so water systems continue to function even after we have left. We work with communities to create the management structure for each water point to take care of the water point and collect fees for maintenance and repair. We train local people on well maintenance and, where necessary, work to create a supply chain for repair parts.

InterAction factsheet on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PDF)

The U.S. has provided significant leadership to help tens of millions of people gain access to safer drinking water and sanitation facilities globally. USAID leads U.S. efforts in this sector, focusing primarily on improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as managing water for agriculture to improve food security.