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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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Blog: Clean water changes everything
Apr 11, 2014

Blog: Clean water changes everything

Emmanuel, 20, sponsored through World Vision, says that clean water changes everything. World Vision's water and sanitation programs in Ghana have transformed Emmanuel's community ... and are the cause of new celebrations!

World Vision community drills 1,000th water well in Mali
Apr 9, 2014

World Vision community drills 1,000th water well in Mali

World Vision’s 1,000th successful borehole drilled in Mali since 2003 marks a significant milestone in the effort to provide as many as 120,000 Malians a year with access to clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene.

Clean water improves health and nutrition for people in Malawi
Mar 10, 2014

Clean water improves health and nutrition for people in Malawi

The same challenge has plagued Flossie Kapu throughout her entire 61 years: getting access to water. This grandmother living in Sato, Malawi, has spent her life walking to get the precious liquid. She is not alone.

This is only source of water for this community in Ethiopia, potentially causing many water-born illnesses. PHOTO: Kelley Lynch / World Vision
Mar 4, 2014

U.S. Government must commit to the poor over politics to solve global water crisis, says World Vision

As World Water Day approaches, World Vision, along with hundreds of faith, corporate and nonprofit leaders, will urge the U.S. Government to improve its water and sanitation spending to reach countries that truly lack access to clean water and proper sanitation.

Allison Tummon Kamphuis (left) from Procter & Gamble and Dr. Greg Allgood (right) from World Vision join Sikira Ahmed and her son Failu to present the 1 billion liter of clean water from the World Vision/P&G partnership.
Mar 3, 2014

Together Procter & Gamble and World Vision provide 1 billionth liter of clean drinking water

The partnership between World Vision and Procter and Gamble  (P&G) has resulted in 1 billion liters of clean drinking water shared with more than 6.5 million people in need around the world.

From Dr. Greg Allgood: World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water
Mar 4, 2014

From Dr. Greg Allgood: World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water

We’ve seen a plethora of miracles and have stories to tell as World Vision Water and P&G celebrate 1 billion liters of clean water. With this milestone, we announce a new effort to reach a million people with clean water in West Africa during the next year.

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water for schools and homes
Feb 17, 2014

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water to schools and homes

World Vision provides generators to bring clean water to Filipino communities ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Video interview with Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton
Jan 30, 2014

From Dr. Greg Allgood: Video - Bill and Chelsea Clinton on World Vision water programs

Watch this video, narrated by Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton as they talk about their visits to World Vision water programs in Rwanda and Myanmar.

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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.