World Water Week 2022

August 23 – September 1

People living with neglected tropical diseases need your support to ensure access to clean water and washing supplies. Help us reach our goal of providing $3000 worth of hygienic training and materials!

The Value Of Water For Those With Neglected Tropical Diseases

1.7 billion people are affected by neglected diseases like leprosy conditions. They often go unseen, living at the margins of their communities. People at risk of NTDs often live with multiple inequities, including limited access to clean water and sanitation, health care, economic opportunity, and social inclusion.

Neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy, among others, are contracted through exposure to contaminated water. Leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, Buruli ulcer, and many other NTDs require proper wound and skin care with regular washing with soap and water.

WASH (stands for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) is essential to combat NTDs. Clean and safe water, hand/foot washing supplies, and training and latrines help prevent diseases, and they play an important role in disrupting diseases and infections. Access to clean and safe water improves the well-being of the communities we serve.

How You Can Help

 

Together with you, national governments, and our partners in the field, we are using WASH (Water Along with Sanitation and Hygiene) to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like leprosy. Please join us by providing funding for these projects, or by purchasing specific gifts that will help this cause.

Every dollar we invest in water and sanitation is estimated to result in a return of over five dollars in health benefits due to reduced health care costs for affected people.

Foot Washing Kit

$10.00

Help people affected by leprosy by providing a foot washing kit. It includes a wash basin, soap and oils that help relieve pain and discomfort and prevent the spread of infection.

WASH Training & Supplies

$90.00

WASH training is essential for healthcare providers. Your investment in WASH training will help healthcare providers reinforce good hygiene practices that protect against diseases and reduce the spread of infections.