211255 Point-of-use water treatment, the millennium development goals, and child survival

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 1:30 PM

Eric Mintz, MD, MPH , Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Improving access to improved drinking water sources and reducing child mortality are two of the Millennium Development Goals. New technologies for point-of-use water treatment and new approaches to scaling up these technologies in developing countries have the potential to help achieve these two goals. The current status of these efforts will be considered.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the impact of point of use water treatment on diarrheal disease transmission

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Created the Safe Water System Program at CDC to test and promote point of use water treatment
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.