USAID/POUZN – Public-Private Partnership Model for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection

January 9, 2012 · 0 comments

Public-Private Partnership Model for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection among Lower Income Households: A demonstration project In Uttar Pradesh, India. October 2010. Washington, DC: Point-of-Use Water Disinfection and Zinc Treatment (POUZN) Project.

This report focuses on the POU program in India, which was launched in 2006 and was initially envisioned as just a year-long demonstration. USAID field supportcontinued through September 2010, and activities eventually reached four million people. The program was carried out in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s poorest state, with a population of 180 million and among the country’s highest rates of childhood mortality.

The goal of POUZN in India was to demonstrate a comprehensive strategy addressing barriers related to awareness, acceptance, availability, and affordability of POU water treatment methods in order to increase their use among poor urban and rural populations and thereby reduce childhood diarrhea. The at-scale goal was to achieve 30 percent rural and 40 percent urban use of an effective POU method.

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