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WaterAid's Deliver Life appeal

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We're proud to have support WaterAid’s biggest ever fundraising appeal, Deliver Life.

From 10 November to 10 February, every individual donation to the appeal was doubled by the UK Government, helping WaterAid reach twice as many mums and their families around the world with safe water. Read on to find out more…

For millions of families around the world, bringing a new life into the world is a joyful experience, but in some of the world's poorest countries, every minute, a newborn baby dies from infection caused by a lack of safe water and an unclean environment. 

Life doesn’t have to be this way! 

Rather than pregnant women having to collect and carry dirty water far into their pregnancy, a supply of clean water and good hygiene can help keep a mum and her new baby safe and well. 

Everyone wants to make sure a baby has the best possible start in life. 

  • Mums and dads want their children to be born safe and healthy in a clean environment. 
  • Grandparents want to see younger generations prosper without the threat of infection and disease. 
  • Midwives and hospital staff simply want to be able to do the job that they trained for – to deliver life. 
But none of this is possible without safe water, toilets or good hygiene.

Juliana Msoffe, Midwife at Kiomboi hospital Photo credit: WaterAid/ Anna Kari

What is WaterAid doing around maternal health?

They want...

  • to reach 130,000 mums and their families around the world with clean, safe water.
  • to bring safe water close to home for pregnant women and new mums, so they don¡¦t have to travel far for water  - and they have a cleaner environment at home.
  • to ensure healthcare facilities have access to clean water, have adequate toilets and are committed to good hygiene practice and promotion.
  • to push national governments to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene services are embedded as a plan for delivering life, so more newborn babies and their mothers survive and thrive.
You can find out more about the campaign on their website.

 

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