Since 2006, PATH has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. Promoting household water treatment and storage products targeted to low-income consumers is a key part of the strategy. This poster summarizes PATH's work in Malawi working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the effects of an innovative program that promoted chlorine disinfectants for household water treatment to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. The poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2012.

Author(s): Schlanger K, Woods S, Routh J, et al

Corporate author(s): University of Georgia, PATH, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Population Services International-Malawi, Clinton Health Access

Publication date: October 2012

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"WaterGuard is the Smell of Safety"

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Related regions: Africa

See also: Health technologies > Safe water

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