Safe water and sanitation for all

Eugene and Rose Gangarossa

For Eugene and Rose Gangarosa, access to clean water and sanitation is a basic human right. Without it, communities lack the essentials on which quality of life rests: good health, nutritious food, education, and political and economic stability.

Gene, professor emeritus and an expert on waterborne diseases, and his wife Rose have lived in countries where unsafe water and sanitation fatally sicken children and adults every day.



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To help prevent these deaths, the couple established a charitable remainder unitrust to create the Rose Salamone Gangarosa Chair in Environmental Health. Once funding is complete, the chair will support a researcher in sanitation to complement the Eugene J. Gangarosa Chair in Safe Water and Sanitation, held by RSPH professor Christine Moe.

With these chairs, the Gangarosas are nurturing the network of researchers at the RSPH, Emory, the CDC and other partners intent on improving the safe water and sanitary infrastructure in the global community.

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