23/03/2023

Keeping communities safe through water testing

Every year, more than 1.5 million people die from diarrhoea – the majority are infants and young children that consumed unsafe drinking water. Without access to clean water sources, water-borne diseases can proliferate and cause severe illness, threatening lives and disrupting children’s access to education. In Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6…, Working with communities, While governments work to expand access to safe drinking water by improving critical water infrastructure and services, UNICEF supports them at the community level by testing household and public water sources for faecal contamination. “UNICEF supplies test kits that look at different aspects of water that make it safe, which includes testing for…, Piloting the next generation of test kit, UNICEF is currently readying to pilot a new type of test which returns results in 8-10 hours. This innovation, spearheaded by UNICEF Supply Division and water test manufacturers, cuts in half the time required to get results of bacteria in water in remote locations. This project may be a significant step towards the development of rapid water…, Learn more about UNICEF Supply Division’s water testing innovations:, Rapid Water Quality Testing Rapid Water Quality Testing Target Product Profile: Rapid water quality detection method or portable kit Target Product Profile: Rapid water quality detection method or portable kit, How UNICEF helps keeping communities safe through water testing