Nicaragua (2012 – Present)
AMOS Health & Hope is a trailblazing Nicaraguan organization with regards to their use of data in nonprofit work and is a longtime partner of the Pure Water Access Project. In the past, PWAP has partnered on multiple projects with AMOS that began with a longitudinal analysis of two filter types (Biosand and silver impregnated ceramic) in 2012. As a result of the nature of this continued relationship, PWAP has established an annual global health practicum to immerse Ohio State students in the realm of culturally considerate, data-driven nonprofit and public health work. This partnership further grew in May of 2018, as PWAP hosts a Buck-I-SERV trip to rural Nicaragua to further AMOS' mission.
In partnership with AMOS, PWAP is currently designing additional Knowledge and Practices (KAP) surveys for comparison between populations equipped with filters and those who are not. Additionally, AMOS is establishing a nationwide water quality mapping initiative to better understand issues driving the inequity of water distribution and cleanliness. This collaboration will yield an understanding of best practices with regards to data-driven methodologies in the water sector and facilitate an educational experience for Ohio State students for years to come.