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AQUATABS® - NUTRISET PARTNERSHIP

WASH AND NUTRITION INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE CHILD HEALTH AND GROWTH

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)medentech.com

 

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.

www.groupenutriset.fr  www.nutriset.fr   

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

 

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Contact

Kevin O'Callaghan
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kocallaghan(at)medentech.com

 

 

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