WaterAid in Malawi presentations

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21 Oct 2013 | AU

WaterAid is hosting a series of presentations around Australia by WaterAid’s Country Representative in Malawi, Mercy Masoo.

Learn about the water and sanitation crisis in this small country known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’, and the work WaterAid and local partners are doing to improve the situation and people’s lives.

In Malawi 2.4 million people live without safe water and over 7 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation. As a result over 3,000 children die every year from diarrhoea. HIV/AIDS is also widespread, leaving children orphaned and having to collect water for themselves and relatives.

With many years' experience in international development and as a water engineer, Mercy has inspiring tales to tell about her work in Africa.

Adelaide
Date: 24 October 2013, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: SA Water House, Level 1, Learning Centre, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Brisbane
Date: 30 October 2013, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Location: GHD office, Level 8, 145 Ann Street, Brisbane

Melbourne
Date: 29 October 2013, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Ashurst Australia, Level 26, 181 William Street, Melbourne

Perth
Date: 23 October 2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: His Majesty’s Theatre, Dress Circle Bar, 825 Hay St, Perth

Sydney
Date: 31 October 2013, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: GHD, Level 15, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

RSVP: events@wateraid.org.au or 1300 858 022, indicating which city event you will attend. 

“2.5 billion people around the world live without access to a toilet and 768 million people rely on unclean water. The absence of these basic services kills millions and costs billions. Over 2000 children a day die from diarrhoea which can be caused by lack of sanitation and clean water. Tragically people are contracting and dying of preventable diseases. We can only end poverty if an ambitious goal is set for everyone everywhere to enjoy the human right to water and sanitation by 2030,” said WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Mr Adam Laidlaw. 

Contact
Kirrily Johns, Communications Manager, WaterAid: +61 03 9001 8246, Kirrily.johns@wateraid.org.au

About WaterAid
WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 19.2 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 15.1 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit: www.wateraid.org.au