Cause for Celebration: The Launch of the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker

Clean, safe drinking water is a basic human need, yet one unmet by more than 700 million people worldwide. For entire communities living in low resource conditions, the danger of waterborne disease is a fact of daily life. In the spring of 2015, MSR Global Health, together with their partners, celebrated the launch of an affordable, easy-to-use and sustainable water treatment system that gives communities a reliable tool to create their own safe drinking water. Co-designed by MSR Global Health and PATH, a Seattle-based international nonprofit and global health innovation leader, the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is a soup-can sized device that uses only salt, water and a power source (even a 12 volt car battery) to produce in five minutes enough chlorine to treat up to up to 55…

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