Partners seek to transform lives at World Water Day

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | April 2, 2013

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Melva Robertson
404-727-5692
melva.robertson@emory.edu

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To commemorate World Water Day, the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory’s Rollins School of Public along with CARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Task Force for Global Health and Habitat for Humanity will host "Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Transforming Lives."  

The event will address the global concerns of water and sanitation and the responsibilities of communities around the world. It will feature a panel discussion moderated by Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for Global Health at Emory and former director of the CDC. Panelists include Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases at CDC, and Christine Moe, PhD, director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health; and David Addiss, MD, MPH, director of the Children Without Worms program at the Task Force for Global Health.

When:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(Guests are encouraged to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for refreshments.)

 Where:

Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

The event will also be webcast online

Safe water and sanitation are at the heart of reducing poverty. They are essential to preventing mortality and morbidity and increasing food security. Nearly 2.5 billion people are without access to adequate toilets and 800 million people lack a safe source of drinking water. The World Health Organization reports that diarrheal disease- primarily caused by drinking unsafe water or lack of good hygiene- kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. 

Partners of this event are involved in many projects to improve water and sanitation, such as eradicating harmful parasites found in stagnant water, leading the global fight against cholera and tropical disease control, and training the next generation of water and sanitation professionals on effective strategies and technologies.

"At the Center for Global Safe Water, we recognize the power of partnerships united by the common goal to improve access to sufficient, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene," says Christine Moe, PhD, director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. "Together, we will address these issues through applied research, monitoring, evaluation, and partnerships for training and capacity building."

Register to attend "Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Transforming Lives" at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wwd_atlanta. Space is limited. 

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