Grundfos partners with Doctors Without Borders to provide emergency aid and safe water

Global pump manufacturer Grundfos and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders have partnered to reach people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from healthcare with basic water access, in Africa and Asia.

The WASH programmes aim to save lives, prevent diseases, promote dignity, and facilitate access to improved living conditions

The two organisations will collaborate to address the water crisis for people in emergency situations as part of MSF’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes.

Thomas Morrison, Grundfos senior regional sales director, Europe said, “At Grundfos it is our ambition to make a positive difference and each year we make sure millions of people have access to safe, clean water, based on the technology and solutions we design and supply. Partnering with MSF is a step on this journey.”

This partnership is effective from mid-February 2024 for three years

The partnership will focus on four collaborative areas: support for designing technical solutions and equipment supply, skills exchange and capacity building services, programme delivery and R&D services, catalysing sustainable projects through co-creation of projects and emergency response services.

Grundfos will support MSF with designing WASH-related equipment and solutions

Cécile Renaudin, the WatSan working group leader of MSF, added, “This partnership will provide WatSan products and associated services at reduced costs, helping MSF to make optimum use of their financial resources. We also expect to leverage Grundfos’ expertise in water technology to address increasingly difficult WatSan challenges.” The two parties will explore opportunities to partner in emergency response operations led by MSF and discuss ways to preposition systems and equipment suitable for crisis response interventions.

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