We only implement programs that have been rigorously evaluated, that have proven and measurable impact, and that are cost-effective. We periodically review and assess the evidence base for our programs to ensure that we are aware of potential changes which may impact our assessment of the underlying strength of evidence for a program and to adapt our programs. The following is our current assessment of the evidence base for Dispensers for Safe Water.
We are exploring the potential of leveraging the Dispensers for Safe Water network of local water promoters to deliver nutritional messages to families. We believe that the existing network of trained and dedicated individuals can provide a cost-effective way to increase household knowledge about nutrition, and potentially reduce undernutrition and malnutrition among children. This is the story of a randomized controlled trial to evaluate this.
Worldwide, lack of access to safe water is a problem that disproportionately affects the very poor. Dispensers for Safe Water takes a targeted, evidence-based approach to increasing access to safe water for the rural poor. Check out our new video to see what a “day in the life” is like for a Dispenser and how this innovative technology is providing 4.5 million people with access to safe water.