We have been working with the Carter Center to aid their mission to eradicate guinea worm worldwide. President Carter and Mrs Carter are pictured with Jim Niquette, wife Afia and their son Jeffrey.
Motto is “Need not creed.”
CRS is the charity and international aid arm of the Catholic Bishops of the United States. They reach more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. CRS has been in Ghana for more than 50 years. Visit their Ghana projects page
WATER is working with the World Health Organization and the Ghana Health Service to participate in a drug study in Ghana which is testing the replacement of Streptomycin with Clarithromycin for Buruli Ulcer paiients in Ghana and Benin. WATER is also working with Ghana Health Service to try to raise awareness and money to fight Buruli Ulcer in Ghana.
Global Charity Foundation (GCF) is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. WATER works with GCF to keep children in school in Ghana by finding children who were working and placing them in schools near to their homes. GCF is the main funder and WATER does the monitoring of grades, payments, etc.
Our partnership with Life Teen, the Catholic youth organization, raised $217,000 in 2010. We are inviting many of the parishes to continue their relationship with W.A.T.E.R. in the future.
For more information on this fundraising effort, check out our Life Teen Information
Or visit Life Teen's website
World Vision and W.A.T.E.R. partnered to build a water system in the key Guinea Worm endemic town of Savelugu. The mechanized system included an overhead tank, taps and submersible pump. The project helped reduce guinea worm cases in the town 93% the year following completion