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PSI Ambassador Mandy Moore Calls on Congress for Clean Water
Date:3/23/2010

in Southern Sudan.  It is an overwhelmingly tragic situation but the good news is we can do something about it."

In a briefing to members of Congress, Moore and representatives from Global Water Challenge, P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Jhpeigo, and the Waterborne Diseases Prevention Branch of the United States Centers for Disease Control discussed how investments in water, sanitation and hygiene projects contribute to overall gains in health and, by extension, development.  For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, it is estimated that another eight dollars is returned in increased productivity and decreased health care costs.

Shortly after the briefing, Moore was expected to join students from Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in an attempt to form the world's longest toilet queue – part of a global effort to raise awareness around the need for safe water and improved sanitation.  Moore and the students would later present Senator Kerry and Representative McGovern with letters on the global water crisis, highlighting the need to change the unacceptable "status quo" of unreliable access to safe water and sanitation.  Moore was also expected to meet with Members of Congress, including Rep. Earl Blumenauer, to discuss this critical issue, and she handed out free copies of National Geographic's April Fresh Water Issue, whi
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