Improving Health Outcomes in Colombia Through Safer Water and Sanitation

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 Partner Since: 2020

The Baxter International Foundation launched its strategic partnership with UNICEF in 2020, first supporting our global COVID-19 response and then launching a multi-year grant for WASH programs in Colombia.

As a global medical products company, patients and caregivers around the world rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. The company's philanthropic arm, the Baxter International Foundation, helps advance Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives in by supporting the communities where Baxter employees live and work. Together, Baxter and UNICEF will help increase access to care by improving water, sanitation and hygiene services in Colombia.

UNICEF and the Baxter International Foundation have launched a three-year WASH program in La Guajira, Colombia. With the Foundation's support of a $1.5 million grant, UNICEF will provide families in La Guajira access to clean water & sanitation and bolster the national government’s technical expertise and capacity to provide water & hygiene infrastructure to rural areas across Colombia.