Liquid Gold - Children in the Central African Republic pump clean water from underground. Photo: Marielle van Uitert
This photo won the first prize for professional photographers in the MDG Goal 7 (Ensure environmental sustainability) category of UNDP’s Second Annual Picture This photo contest. This year’s competition drew attention to the quickly approaching deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Marielle van Uitert. Photo: EO
Dutch photographer Marielle van Uitert (36) took her prize-winning photo in the Central African Republic in March 2010, on behalf of the Dutch aid organization Cordaid. The children in the photo live near an orphanage there.
“These children were so happy to finally get some clean water,” Marielle says. “They sometimes do competitions to see who can be the first one to fill the bucket with water.”
Posted in Advocacy, Central African Republic, Information and communication, Water collection
Tagged changing behaviour, Cordaid, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS orphans, Marielle van Uitert, MDGs, photo competitions, Picture This, UNDP, water security
In 2007, Catholic Relief Services and the Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) conducted a workshop in Malawi on the Integration of Water Sanitation and Hygiene into HIV/AIDS Home-Based Care Strategies.
The background and discussion papers, an annotated bibliography and the workshop final report are now posted on the Environmental Health at USAID website.
See also: HIV/AIDS: water and sanitation assessment of home-based care clients Malawi and Zambia, Source Weekly, 10 Nov 2007