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USAID, Coca-Cola Announce Support For New Water And Development Alliance Programs

On Tuesday “at World Water Week in Stockholm, [USAID] and the Coca-Cola Company announced support for new programs under their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) that will provide over 190,000 people with improved clean water and/or improved sanitation services by the end of 2015,” a USAID press release reports. “As part of a first wave of new investments, WADA will support integrated approaches to clean water and sanitation service delivery in Africa where over 300 million people are without an improved water source and 630 million lack improved sanitation facilities,” the press release states and describes the work to be supported in Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria. “This important public-private partnership builds on our agency’s new and first-ever Water and Development Strategy to improve health and food security across the world. Its programs represent the next generation of this vital alliance — helping families lift themselves out of poverty and communities onto a path towards sustainable development,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said, according to the press release (9/4).