WWD2011 Presentation – WASH: Private Sector Integration, by Kevin O’Callaghan, Medentech Ltd.

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April 4, 2011

WASH – private sector integration

Is there also room for the private sector in WASH solutions? Kevin O Callaghan, from the Wexford‐based company Medentech, discussed Aquatabs – a tablet product used to disinfect water. Aquatabs are flown to location during emergency situations, but the company is currently working to increase their regular presence in communities. These efforts have involved a price drop to promote the products in places where they are most needed but least affordable, such as Tanzania. O’Callaghan emphasized the importance of providing consumers with choices; Medentech is developing new products to meet different needs. He further discussed the value of working with organisations on the ground, as well as the importance of sustainability, integration, and public private partnerships.

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