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MEDRIX is introducing the fourth generation of our safe water development efforts. In the summer/fall of 2018 MEDRIX’s Vietnamese partners installed water treatment systems  in rural schools and health clinics in Vietnam. These systems have been funded by MEDRIX donors who feel passionate about providing safe drinking water to children living in rural Vietnam.

These new-generation nano-filtration units meet American standards for drinking water established by the US EPA as well as meeting the protective-level water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). These systems remove >99.99% of bacteria, >99.99% of viruses and >99.99% of parasites. The treatment systems require neither electricity nor chemicals. And, as a bonus, they are aesthetically appealing to users.

Why is providing safe drinking water important for school children?

Worldwide, preventable diseases are on the decline. However, lack of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene is still a challenge for students in many rural areas.

  • Between 1990 and 2015, 2.6 billion people worldwide gained access to improved drinking water sources.
  • MEDRIX safe drinking water projects made a very, very small but significant contribution to that gain.

What is the goal for the next 15 years?

UN Sustainable Development Goals — 2016-2030


  • By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

Training and Education about sanitation and hygiene

Training and education are an important part of the MEDRIX water program and both are necessary to ensure sustainability.

Water Treatment Equipment

MEDRIX’s goal is to provide more safe water treatment systems for school children in rural Vietnam.

What can you do to help?

Make a tax-deductible donation to MEDRIX designated for “Safe Drinking Water.”  Covid-19 travel restrictions have limited MEDRIX’s ability to distribute more water treatment filters to schools in rural areas. However, as soon as work load burdens of installation and training teams return to normal, distribution of water treatment systems will be resumed.