Join me and others on Capitol Hill this Wednesday:
The Link Between Clean Water and Health
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Rayburn House Office Building Room B338
Most importantly: Lunch will be served
More than 1 billion people live without access to safe water and 2.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation. Please join the Global Health Council in commemorating World Water Day at a briefing focusing on the importance of clean water as a health intervention. Diarrheal diseases - in large part caused by unclean water - result in the deaths of 1.8 million people annually and contribute to the deaths of many more. In addition, the burden of collecting clean water more often than not lies with women, increasing their vulnerability to neglected diseases and violence.
Greg Allgood, Director, Children's Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble
Eric Mintz, Leader of the Diarrheal Diseases Epidemiology Team, Centers for Disease Control
Joan Timoney, Director of Advocacy and External Relations, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
John Oldfield, Director of Partnership Development, Water Advocates
Moderator: Maurice Middleberg, Vice President of Public Policy, Global Health Council
If you want to attend, click here to RSVP.