HELP Global Water Purification
According to an assessment commissioned by the United Nations, 4,000 children die each day as a result of diseases caused by ingestion of filthy water. The report says four out of every 10 people in the world, particularly those in Africa and Asia, do not have clean water to drink.
The World Health Organization says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Most of the victims are young children, the vast majority of whom die of illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in water sources contaminated by raw sewage.
A report published recently in the medical journal The Lancet concluded that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined.
With direct project experience in India, Thailand, Africa, El Salvador, Colombia and Turkey, HELP’s water purification projects have benefited hundreds of thousands of lives. Utilizing the McGuire Water Purifier, HELP has administered water purification projects in relief camps, villages, orphanages, remote islands and through mobile medical clinics.
These are very cost effective and efficient efforts with the water purifier cost being only approximately $800 US. Additionally they operate almost in perpetuity and are easy to train indigenous people in proper and safe operation. They are also very effective in killing microbiological contaminants.