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DayOne Waterbag™ Pilot Program - A Program of International Medical Corps

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THE STORY:

Why is this important?
Due to the lack of clean water following natural disasters, the number of deaths caused by disease can exceed those caused by the disaster itself.

How you can help?
Join us in raising $25,000 to pilot and pre-position the innovative DayOne Waterbag™ which uses water purification packets developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G). Over the next year and a half, International Medical Corps will target disaster-prone communities routinely affected by seasonal flooding to evaluate training and distribution methods prior to an emergency to maximize this technology and to ultimately provide clean drinking water in the aftermath of a disaster.

The DayOne Waterbag™ - a 2.5-gallon water backpack - provides all four elements of municipal water supply: collection, transport, treatment, and protected storage and is specifically designed for use with P&G’s water purification packets. International Medical Corps will pilot the Waterbags in flood-prone areas such as Sudan, South Sudan, and Kenya where communities have to rely on unsafe surface water. It will work with communities to stock Waterbags in households and community centers; promote water and hygiene education through training with the Waterbag; evaluate the training and obtain community feedback. After a flood, its teams will evaluate correct use and compare health indicators affecting sanitation and hygiene.

Where we work
International Medical Corps has provided its lifesaving care in nearly 70 countries worldwide. Over the years, International Medical Corps has responded to the world’s most devastating man-made and natural disasters, in countries like Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda, Japan, Haiti, South Sudan and Iraq.


Who is International Medical Corps?
International Medical Corps is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by delivering humanitarian assistance, healthcare and training to communities affected by disasters, conflict and poverty. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical improves the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
We deploy quickly in emergencies and then stays on to teach lifesaving skills so that people locally can become self-reliant. Our training assures continuity and a new level of care for those impacted by conflict, tragedy and extreme poverty.
By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

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