Dispensers for
Safe Water

Dispensers for
Safe Water

Diarrhea is a leading cause of child mortality.

Before dispensers were installed, less than 10% of households chlorinated their water, but more than half treated their water once dispensers were installed.


Dispensers for Safe Water has taken a successful pilot to scale, serving 2 million people in East Africa today. Often promising pilot results are difficult to retain at scale, but Evidence Action has sustained a 43% adoption rate.Dispensers for Safe Water provides access to safe water through the chlorine dispenser system, one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce childhood diarrhea, which was developed in 2007 by Innovations for Poverty Action and researchers at Harvard University and UC Berkeley.

Our materials
Dispensers program overview
Kenya program
Uganda program

External resources
J-PAL Policy Lessons: Child Diarrhea
J-PAL Evaluation
J-PAL Bulletin: The Price is Wrong

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