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World famous medical journal The Lancet Publishes Aquatabs Study

Aquatabs Flo Reduces Darrhoea Levels by 25%

Less than 5% of studies submitted to this peer reviewed journal are published. 

In this trial, the impact of using “Aquatabs Flo” at the inlet of a domestic tank water treatment system has been shown to reduce WHO-defined diarrhoea in children by over 25% compared to the control group (untreated water). Similar reductions were estimated for caregiver-defined diarrhoea.

The study also noted some other significant points:

  • “Previous blinded trials of household water treatment interventions in low-income settings have failed to detect a reduction in child diarrhoea”.
  • “Previous water intervention trials have focused on household- level water treatment,(the) findings show that a low-cost automatic point-of-collection (community-level) water treatment intervention can achieve high uptake and reduce diarrhoea in a densely populated setting”
  • (The study) “detected significant improvements in stored household drinking water in the treatment group compared with the control group”

Overall, the study interpreted the results of this trial to mean that “Passive chlorination at the point of collection could be an effective and scalable strategy in low-income urban settings for reducing child diarrhoea and for achieving global progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 to attain universal access to safe and affordable drinking water” .

Commenting on the result of the trial Mr. Michael Gately MD of Aquatabs said “Under the very toughest conditions in Bangladesh, this system has now been proven beyond doubt and children’s lives Will be saved. It is the World’s lowest-cost, automatic, no power required, tank water treatment system”.

Mr Gately went on to say that Aquatabs Flo has now been installed in domestic water tanks in over 20,000 schools in Kenya & Nigeria by the social enterprise “Impact Water” with a confirmed target of over 40,000 schools by end of year 2019. Some 10 million children now have safe water with over 2 billion litres being treated per month.

Given the unprecedented results of this study, and subsequent success of the project rollout, the team at Aquatabs now seek further partners internationally, both from the NGO and Commercial communities for installation of this life changing system in water tanks of private homes throughout the Worlds emerging communities. 


The study could not have taken place without the help of study lead author, Amy Pickering, Tufts University Stephen Luby Stanford Woods  with funding from the World Bank

Other co-authors of the study include researchers at the University of California, Berkeley; the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh; and Emory University.

2018 - Aquatabs disinfect 30 billion litres of water!!

In 2016 Aquatabs committed to an ambitious challenge - 

by year end we wanted to disinfect "10 billion litres" of water.

We knew this wasn't going to be an easy task and asked for your help - and you rose to the challenge!

It was wonderful to read your stories and see the photos of Aquatabs at work around the world. Together we smashed that goal by treating 11 billion litres   
Thank You!

2017 saw another amazing achievement -
Aquatabs disinfected 19 billion litres of water worldwide!

2018 has been another incredible year –

With the help of Aquatabs Flo we have disinfected 30 billion Litres of water worldwide.


Aquatabs -working hard to help you provide Safe water for ALL


Aquatabs - Making Water Safe-Keeping Water safe  #SDG6



Stockholm (27 August 2018) 

At the occasion of World Water Week 2018, Aquatabs® and Nutriset, inventor of Plumpy’Nut®, are proud to announce their partnership, joining their strategic expertise, respectively in water disinfection and nutrition solutions, to help foster multisectoral interventions to tackle malnutrition whilst improving access to safe drinking water.

This move comes in support of health programs designed to deliver a combination of water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutritional actions. Both Aquatabs® and Nutriset recognize the interdependence of these issues, and the fact that child undernutrition is favoured by infections (and vice-versa) with direct or indirect links to the quality of water supplies.

The partnership intends to tailor-design product offering and solutions that effectively contribute to achieving greater nutritional impact, reducing the incidence of water-related diseases and positively impacting the cost-effectiveness of Wash ‘Nutrition programs.

“With over 20 years of experience in supplying Aquatabs® to the most vulnerable populations, and more importantly working and listening to both our consumers and partners on the ground – we firmly believe that integration of solutions must occur to accelerate the SDGs. We see the partnership between Aquatabs® and Nutriset as a very important dynamic to accelerate innovation, to bring new ideas and solutions together. Underpinning this partnership is an ethos with the same values and goals common to both organizations”, says Michael Gately, Managing Director Medentech.

“At Nutriset, we know from experience that many malnourished people also suffer from poor access to safe water. We need to tackle both issues at the same time, because they are interlinked and affect the same vulnerable populations. With this unique partnership, we join forces and make a step forward in fulfilling our mandate: nutritional autonomy for all”, says Adeline Lescanne-Gautier, executive Director of Nutriset.

Co-packing solutions are the starting point of this unique collaboration between two well-trusted and renowned partners of the humanitarian community. Practical packaging formats that combine Nutriset’s specialized products used for wasting, stunting and diarrhea management with an adapted dosage of Aquatabs® will facilitate the roll-out and scaling up of Wash'Nutrition interventions.

First pilots in the field will be conducted in Kenya and Nepal.

About Aquatabs® 

Medentech’s branded Aquatabs® are the world’s #1 water purification tablets which kill micro-organisms in water to prevent cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other water borne diseases.  Aquatabs are supplied through multiple channels: emergency, social marketing and commercial models in over 100 countries.  In recent years Medentech has developed innovative low-cost automatic (works on the flow of water) water disinfection systems Aquatabs Flo® & Aquatabs InLine® – bringing Aquatabs inside and ensuring quality for institutional and community water systems.  Currently Aquatabs Flo is installed in more than 5,000 locations in Sub-Sahara Africa with close to 1,000 new installations occurring each month. 

Press and Media contact for Aquatabs

Nicola Roche  +353 53 9117900  nroche(at)


About Nutriset

A member of the Nutriset Group, Nutriset, an Independent family business, is 100% dedicated to research, production and the provision of nutritional solutions to treat and prevent malnutrition of the most vulnerable populations. Nutriset is recognized for its specialized nutritional solutions, such as F-75 and F-100 therapeutic milks or Plumpy'Nut®, the first ready-to-use therapeutic food, which are world-renowned and support millions of malnourished children through its partners operating in the field: UN agencies, international NGOs, governments, local associations and community health workers.


Groupe Nutriset, based in Normandy (France), is the association of different partner companies whose objective is to provide access to quality food. Their complementary expertise support Nutriset Group innovations in the sectors of nutrition, food and agro-food, from basic research to industrial production, as well as financial and societal engineering.   

Press and Media contact for Nutriset Bertrand Guillemot +33 (0)7 62 65 75 82 bguillemot(at)


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