Information provided by Lifestraw.comWhat is Lifestraw®:
LifeStraw® is a portable water purifier that effectively removes all bacteria and viruses responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw® requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.
How is Lifestraw® used:
Simply dip LifeStraw® into a water source and suck on it to draw the purified liquid up.
Who can use it:
Both adults and children above three years can use LifeStraw®.
What is the need:
A significant amount of daily water consumption, especially amongst kids, takes place outside the home-walking long distances to and from school, kids often find it difficult to obtain potable drinking water. LifeStraw® has, therefore, been developed to provide an accessible, effective solution to the 'instant' need for safe water intervention.
deprived of safe drinking water1
annual cases of diarrhoeal illness1
school days lost each year from water-related illness2
lives lost each year due to diarrhoeal disease1
disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost annually3
1-WHO 2007 publication "Combating waterborne disease at the household level".
2-Human Development Report, 2006.
3-Brocklehurst, C. (2004). The Case for Water and Sanitation. Publication by Water and Sanitation Program.