Medwater was founded in 2013 in response to the observed challenge that medical brigade teams cannot consistently reduce disease without basic water and sanitation interventions. Investments in public health prevention can have a direct impact on the types of diseases medical teams treat with each quarterly trip. With reductions in infections, families can live happier, healthier lives.
A common approach to development involves outside agencies placing priorities and goals on communities. Our collaborative strategy offers a different approach. Collaboration with an accepted global medical health organization and local government brings MedWater into an established trust relationship with communities. MedWater then begins a conversation to discover what they understand and are ready to learn about safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.
The chief goal is that impoverished communities receive the benefit of quality improvements that impact basic health. MedWater provides technology, technical assistance, and education. Government and global medical health services provide initial financial assistance and on-going community development made possible by the new knowledge and capability within the community to help themselves.