UNICEF, Unilever Unite to Improve Access to Safe Water

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

UNICEF and Unilever have announced a partnership to improve access to safe water in countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

The partnership will focus first on four countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

The new agreement includes financial investment as well as strategic engagement with government and civil society. It aims to implement innovative community and school-based programmes to promote sustainable management of safe water and also to improve hygiene and hand washing practices.

“The business case for greater investment in safe drinking water is clear,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa.

Source: GhanaWeb (link opens in a new window)

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