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International Action is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC with local staffs in Haiti, providing clean water to 400,000 people in Haiti. Our Campaign in Haiti will continue for five years and hopes to reach all 1.5 million residents in Port-au-Prince.
Award winning actress Victoria Rowell joins humanitarian efforts in Haiti through a non-profit organization, International Action, that provides clean water in Haiti. Rowell has been voted onto the board of trustees.
After meeting with Haitian water agency officials and NGOs operating in cholera-affected areas, International Action strategizes a plan to install 50 chlorinators and 8 water tanks and to distribute 900 chlorine tablets to protect locals from the spreading disease.
International Action (www.HaitiWater.Org), is responding to the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti's Artibonite Department by dispatching its lifesaving chlorination technology to areas threatened by the waterborne epidemic.
Following the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti 3 weeks ago, a local Haitian group call Dlo Pwop-which means "clean water" in Haitian Creole-has devised innovative ways to deliver much needed potable water to fellow Haitians in Port-au-Prince.
An Art Exhibition and Fundraising party will take place at Pratt Institute on May 1-2, 2009. The proceeds from sales of donated art works will go to International Action for Haiti Water project. www.HaitiWater.org
St. Jean Bosco School in the most dangerous slum in Haiti will open a new primary school with clean water. A video on St. Jean Bosco school is at www.YouTube.com/HaitiWater and more stories are at http://www.haitiwater.org/news/0409-02_newsletter.php
2 billion people - one third of the world's population - carry hookworms, roundworms, whipworms or schistosomiasis. Worms eat up to 20% of a child's nutritional intake every day. The widely used drugs for intestinal worms are Albendazole and Mebendazole. International Action has brought 500,000 Albendazole pills to Haiti.
GreenLinkz.com will make a donation to International Action -- the 501 c 3 installs water treatment systems in Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- for every free member who joins the online green business network through its www.MillionMemberChallenge.com initiative.