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.

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Dispensers for Safe Water is serving over 2 million people in Eastern and Southern Africa today. Even at scale, Evidence Action has sustained a 43% average adoption rate with higher adoption in many areas. Dispensers for Safe Water is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce childhood diarrhea, It was developed in 2007 by Innovations for Poverty Action and researchers at Harvard University and UC Berkeley.

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