Health Impact Report

Planet Water interventions are having a substantial impact on the health and well being of children

Read the Planet Water Foundation Impact Evaluation Report.

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Based on a recent impact evaluation study completed in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), College of Public Health, Planet Water’s interventions are having a substantial, positive impact on the health and well-being of children. The following results were determined one year after implementation:

  • health outcomes

    School children benefiting from Planet Water’s interventions experienced an 80% decrease in total number of diarrheal episodes versus a 27% increase (5.6 times more total episodes) among children in schools not participating in Planet Water’s program.

  • Academic Achievement

    With math grades used as a proxy for academic performance, 58% of non-residential school students achieved a grade ‘A’ during their 2nd semester versus 37% for students not participating in Planet Water’s program.

  • Healthy Hygiene Knowledge

    Children benefiting from Planet Water’s program demonstrated a 17% higher average score in overall knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding proper hygiene practices versus children in schools not participating.


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