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Children's Safe Drinking Water Program Provides One Billionth Liter of Clean Water
Date:4/22/2008

P&G helps address one of the greatest global social needs in Africa

IBADAN, Nigeria, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program celebrated the creation of its one billionth liter of clean drinking water today at a rural clinic near Ibadan, Nigeria. Using a packet of water clarification and disinfectant developed by Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), former P&G Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, John Pepper, helped transform cloudy contaminated water into clear, clean drinking water in a matter of minutes before a crowd of local residents and Nigerian officials.

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"This milestone event marks both a humanitarian triumph and a technological achievement," said Pepper. "But what really matters is that we are helping to save lives. The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program has provided 1 billion liters of clean drinking water through a variety of strong partnerships and emergency relief efforts in Africa and around the world. P&G is committed to work with our partners to provide billions more liters of clean drinking water and help address the crisis of children dying needlessly from cholera, typhoid fever, and dysentery."

Mr. Pepper was joined by the First lady of Oyo State, Nigeria, Mrs. Kemi Alao Akala, who strongly endorsed the efforts to help more than 66 million Nigerians in need of safe drinking water. Officials from Population Services International and their local affiliate the Society for Family Health as well as local government officials and NGOs also were in attendance. A local woman who accesses her drinking water from a heavily con
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