Singer and actress Mandy Moore has made public her concern for the lack clean drinking water. At the USAID Forum, she said nearly one billion people lack access to safe, clean drinking water, and that results in preventable illnesses and fatalities. This mostly affects infants and children. The actress urged the congress to act quickly to solve this problem.
Apart from her singing and acting career, Mandy is involved with the nonprofit Population Services International (PSI), and its subsidiary, Five & Alive, which addresses health crises among children under the age of five, and their families.
As an ambassador of child survival organisation PSI,Moore attended the inaugural USAID Frontiers in Development forum and co-hosted a conference called The Ripple Effect of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene on Global Health and Development.
During that discussion,Moore discussed her experiences in the Sudan where people are getting ill from drinking contaminated water. She also added that one out of six lacks safe drinking water in earth.
The actor was also serving as the Honorary Chairperson of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s division on awareness for youth and serves as the spokesperson for Cervical Cancer Awareness.
Moore is on the Board of Governors of Love Our Children USA which works to empower and support children, teens, parents and families through information, resources, advocacy and online youth mentoring.
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