World Water Day: Amref Health Africa’s Impact

March 22 marks World Water Day, a day that highlights the importance of freshwater. This United Nations observance day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, and the 2019 theme is leaving no one behind. To achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6, every country needs to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030.

Amref Health Africa is one Hilton Prize Coalition member who understands the importance of access to clean water within its strategic pillars. Amref’s mission is to increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health services delivery, and investments in health.

For World Water Day, Amref shared the story of Bandacho Primary in Kenya.

“Where hope should have died, Amref keeps the embers glowing. Where thirsty children fantasize about a drink of fresh water – something so basic, we just do not stand by and watch them suffer.”

Go to Amref’s blog to get the full story on how Amref Health Africa ensures children have more than 300ml of water to drink per day at school.

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