USAID and P&G Kick Off Global Development Alliance to Improve Health in Myanmar
Monday, March 3, 2014
Administrator Rajiv Shah yesterday helped deliver the first liter of clean drinking water under the Global Development Alliance (GDA) between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) to improve health in India. This milestone first liter, which marks the launch of the partnership, was delivered at a community in North Okkalapa Township, Yangon. Over the next two years, USAID and P&G intend to make joint investments of at least $2 million on health projects aimed at providing clean drinking water through provision of P&G Purifier of Water packets; promoting better hygiene behaviors; and building capacity to deliver improved health services to mothers and children. Population Services International (PSI) will implement these projects in-country.
Joining a community training session for mothers and children on how to use P&G Purifier of Water packets to clean dirty, turbid water, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah said “Up to 12,000 children here die every year from diarrhea. By partnering to scale up proven solutions — like the P&G Purifier of Water packets — we are helping to end extreme poverty and investing in this country’s untapped potential.”