P&G launches 2nd clean water donation campaign in Myanmar

Officials from P&G Co, PSI, famous supermarkets are tasting P&G water purification system at opening ceremony of water donation campaign in Myanmar.
Officials from P&G Co, PSI, famous supermarkets are tasting P&G water purification system at opening ceremony of water donation campaign in Myanmar.

Procter and Gamble (P&G), one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, and its partner organizations Monday launched their ‘second year of 10 merits of donating clean water campaign’ across Myanmar, aiming to promote public health.
“P&G will donate five million liters to the people living in remote areas and those in some townships in Yangon Region,” said an official of the company.
During the period from February to April, P&G in partnership with the Population Service International (PSI), a global health organization, will distribute water purification packets to those areas, which can purify 10 liters of water in a short space of time.
Studies show the use of P&G packets can reduce diarrheal illness in the developing world by up to 90 percent. The clean water provided has helped save an estimated 45,000 lives globally, the company said.
According to the WHO, diarrhea is the second leading killer of children under 5 years of age in Myanmar. Nearly 90 percent of death has been attributed to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
According to his experience, Dr Han Win Htat of PSI said, “We have to face a challenge in explaining the facts about the use of water purifiers to village people.”
Customers will have a chance to participate in the donation by purchasing the P&G products. It means buying one package equals a donation of two liters of water or one day’s worth of clean drinking water, the organizer said.
Famous Myanmar film maker U Aung Ko Latt, said, “I encourage everyone to contribute and help with our goal to provide clean drinking water to children and families of Myanmar.”
Over the past decade, P&G has provided nearly 6 billion liters of potable drinking water to remote communities around the world. The company donated 10 million liters to Myanmar families through World Vision (Myanmar) in 2014, according to the organizer.

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