P&G Partners with Chelsea Clinton to Deliver Water

Procter and Gamble (P&G) announced Tuesday that it has delivered the 6 Billionth liter of clean drinking water as part of its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save one life every hour by the year 2020.

The commitment, made in 2010 at the CGI Annual Meeting, entails providing 2 Billion liters of clean drinking water every year, by 2020.

To date, clean drinking water provided by P&G has saved an estimated 32,000 lives and prevented 250 Million days of diarrheal illnesses across 71 countries, says P&G.

[ Also Read: P&G Delivers 5 Billionth Liter of Drinking Water ]

Earlier, President Bill Clinton announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that legendary artist Smokey Robinson is aggregating celebrity social media feeds into a global Smoke Alarm.

The aim is to raise funds and share clean drinking water through the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. (Read: Bill Clinton to Use Social Media for P&G Water Program)

[ Also Read: Hillary Clinton Joins Global Leadership Coalition ]

The 6 Billionth liter was delivered in Myanmar, through a partnership with World Vision, by Dr. Greg Allgood, Founder and Director of P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program, and Chelsea Clinton, Board Member of the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton Global Initiative
Clinton Global Initiative

“I applaud the impact P&G is making around the world,” said Chelsea Clinton.

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To mark this milestone occasion and underline its commitment to Myanmar, P&G also announced a multi-year multi-program alliance with USAID, which will focus on improving maternal and child health in the country and will include a provision of at least an additional 200 Million liters of clean drinking water in Myanmar alone, over the next 2 years.

Expressing his support to this partnership, US Ambassador to Myanmar, Derek J Mitchell, said, “It is wonderful to see the public and private sector reaffirming their commitment to end preventable deaths of children and to launch a sustained effort to save children’s lives.”

In the picture above: Chelsea Clinton, Board Member of the Clinton Foundation, and Dr. Greg Allgood, Founder and Director of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, donating the 6 billionth liter of clean drinking water to Naw Phaw Si Hser (second from left) and her husband Peter (third from left) from the Gway Tauk Chaung village in Pathein, Myanmar.

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