The Arsenic Mitigation and Research Foundation (AMRF) is a joint effort between academic researchers, medical doctors and development practitioners. Our program combines research and project activities with the aim to implement safe water and health support systems in several highly arsenic-affected and marginalised communities, and to derive lessons from these experiences for replication elsewhere in Bangladesh and in other countries facing similar challenges.
For our program we argue that a safe water supply must go hand in hand with long-term medical support for arsenicosis patients and overal primary health care improvements. This lesson is clear from past experiences in the water and health sectors. Shallow tube-wells were introduced alongside many other public health interventions (including, for example, Oral Rehydration Therapy). Continue reading →
Ventura Water, in partnership with Patagonia, presented awards to the winning films of the 2013 Water: Take 1 online short film contest during a special community celebration, hosted by Brooks Institute a few days ago. More than 150 attendees watched as the $1,500 Grand Prize, sponsored by Patagonia, was awarded to our film “Water Collaborations”. It was chosen from the top 10 finalist films by a distinguished jury of entertainment and environmental professionals. See the full news message here. As mentioned earlier, most of the prize money will go towards funding our Campaign: An ambulance for our community clinic (the rest towards making more films!).
Please check out our 1-min video “Water Collaborations” by following this link. Some of you might already have seen it: a team of contractors installing a deep tube-well and children taking water from it. To vote for us, you can click on the ‘heart’ just under the video. Thank you!