New York Times Advertisements

“We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care.” - Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General

From 2005-2009, WASH Advocates’ predecessors ran full-page advertisements in the New York Times to report on the status of the global needs for access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities as well as to document a representative sampling of activities by U.S. organizations and the U.S. government to address those needs.

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“Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won.” - Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director-General, World Health Organization

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