Every year, 500,000 children die from drinking contaminated water. Until everyone has access to safe and reliable drinking water, the death toll will continue to rise. But is the global water crisis bigger than public health? Join Eleanor Allen in uncovering the reasons why access to water is a women’s issue.
Eleanor Allen is fiercely compassionate about improving global water and sanitation services. She believes societal change can be accelerated through social entrepreneurship and organizations like Water For People, a global nonprofit working with four million people in nine countries in Africa, Latin America, and India. As the CEO of Water For People, she keeps her organization transparent and cooperative, providing leadership in development work in water, sanitation, and hygiene She has lived and worked all over the world and speaks four languages.
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