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2014-02-11 12:21:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million (approx 27.9 million USD) over a three-year period. The global programs with UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE aim to drive change within...

2014-02-11 08:24:54

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The H&M Conscious Foundation and the international non-profit WaterAid launched today a new global partnership for safe water and toilets in schools that will change the lives of over a quarter of a million of the world's poorest children for years to come. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/DC62106) The $9.3 million (SEK 60 million) contribution from the H&M Conscious Foundation will improve the health,...

2014-01-09 08:22:29

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that puts the global sanitation crisis at the forefront of advocacy efforts aimed at improving the lives of millions of people living without toilets or sanitation in Ghana, India and Senegal. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/DC42834) The $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation comes at a time when support for the...

2013-12-02 12:25:06

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rock and roll icon and artist Ringo Starr joined today in the national #GivingTuesday movement by donating twenty-five autographed jackets to be sold on eBay in support of WaterAid beginning on Tuesday, December 3. The hand-signed Timberland cotton khaki jackets will be available on eBay beginning at 10am PST on December 3, with bidding continuing through Friday, December 13. Online shoppers also have the option of purchasing the...

2013-08-01 15:51:02

Improving water quality and hygiene practices may improve the growth of children, according to a new report. The Cochrane review – authored by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and WaterAid – found evidence of small but significant improvements in growth of children under the age of five who have access to clean water and soap. Researchers identified 14 studies conducted in low and middle income countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia,...

2013-06-18 16:21:36

"Flush For Good" Campaign Aims to Raise the Standard of Living for Families in Bangladesh Experiencing Lack of Safe Water and Sanitation PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership between American Standard Brands and WaterAid seeks to save lives and improve access to safe sanitation in Bangladesh. Through their joint effort, hundreds of thousands of people in this developing country will receive a cost effective, sanitary toilet pan to help prevent the spread...

2013-04-29 08:27:34

Sanitation and Hygiene Services Contribute to Long-Lasting Improvements NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid, a leading international non-profit dedicated to making clean water and toilets accessible for the world's poorest people, announced today that it is joining forces with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to make safe drinking water a reality for people living in one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, and in two rural...

2013-03-01 08:21:33

-- More than 20,000 people in 22 communities to benefit from new wells and well rehabilitation projects in 2013 SEATTLE, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a five-year focus on water and sanitation projects in Malawi, World Vision announces a new partnership with charity:water, specifically targeting needs in communities where less than 50 percent of the population has access to clean water. World Vision is proud to partner with charity:water, a leader and innovator...

2012-12-04 04:21:45

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts and LONDON, December 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Sciences Seasonal Appeal to Raise Funds for WaterAid Alacrita [http://www.alacritaconsulting.com ], the transatlantic firm which is changing the face of life science consulting [http://www.alacritaconsulting.com/about-alacrita ], is delighted to launch its 2012 Life Sciences Seasonal Appeal. Alacrita is offering the unique opportunity for individuals from the life sciences industry...

2012-08-15 02:22:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid has received a grant of up to $6.3 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to enhance the lives of thousands of poor people in Nigeria through improvements to sanitation. Across the globe, 2,000 children die every day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. In sub-Saharan Africa, 223 million people have no toilet at all, while 193 million do not have adequate sanitary facilities....