Population Services International (PSI)

WaterGuard is a liquid chlorine solution in the form of sodium hypochlorite, used as a disinfectant

Product description Brand name and product description

WaterGuard (also know as Sur’Eau in French-speaking regions) is marketed as an easy-to-use disinfectant for water. This disinfectant chemical is relatively safer and does not require a complex storage system, unlike traditional gas chlorine systems. Disinfecting water with WaterGuard chlorine can reduce bacterial loads and incidences of water-borne diarrheal diseases.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Areas in Africa with contaminated drinking water supply

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

PATH (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation & CDC), University of Malawi in conjunction with CDC, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO), and Population Services International (PSI)

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$0.08-$0.33 USD

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Households using surface water, or otherwise contaminated drinking water sources, in developing countries.

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