One of the main objectives of our project is to satisfy the need to supply this information to the scientific community and to government health organizations. Little data has been gathered on how substantial the effect of clean pure water is in regards to public health in rural villages and the role it plays in the lives of children.
Easy Water for Everyone aims to establish, via pre- and post-data collection, an adequately powered study is underway that will demonstrate the effect of the provision of clean pure water on public health — particularly its impact toward children and families — like the incidence of diarrhea and consequent illnesses. Click here to view the abstracts.
We have formulated a number of research projects to collect and examine data from the community and healthcare facilities at various levels before and after the implementation of the NUF500. We've also developed case report forms that are being used by community workers and clinical research coordinators for data collection in the studied communities and the respective healthcare facilities.
To assess for effect modifiers and factors modulating the relationship between provision of clean water and health outcomes, we collect additional data such as the demographics of households, household size, and presence of sanitation facilities, etc. We also collect data on the use of electrolyte replacement packages at the village level and referrals to local healthcare facilities (including primary, secondary, and tertiary level facilities) to confirm trends we might see in our community data.