Over 1 million children are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms. And every year, over 2 million people die from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes; childhood diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation kills more than 315,000 children each year.
Our mission at Osprayhygiene is to change the way the world thinks about personal hygiene. This mission naturally makes us a charitable organization. It's in our DNA. During the early planning stages Ospray we made sure to incorporate impact into our bottom line. We researched and vetted dozens of the top evidence based charitable organizations to find the right broader cause to support.
We are excited to partner with Evidence Action to help create that impact.
Here is our promise: For every purchase of website purchase of Ospray, you will deworm 2 children or provide safe water to one community member per year.
We can achieve this through the Deworm the World project. This initiative led by Evidence Actions helps deworm children, provide safe water, and scale highly effective property interventions across the world.
We feel that this causes aligns perfectly with Ospray as it is a hygiene based initiative.
Deworm the World has seen significant declines in worm prevalence (the percentage of children infected with worms) in Kenya, to the point where transmission breakpoints are possible. A randomized deworming trial in Kenya found school-based deworming reduced school absenteeism by 25 percent, increased hours worked as adults by 12 percent, and increased future wage earnings by 23 percent.
Dispensers for Safe Water shows extremely high adoption rates of water chlorination that persist over time--much higher than for other water purification systems. In areas where Dispensers for Safe Water works, use rates for chlorine have been extremely robust--ranging from over 50 percent to an astounding 100 percent in areas in Malawi. This is unheard of in the world of water and sanitation for point-of-collection products, and is a testament to the great work of the Dispensers teams.
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