Clean Water And Sanitation
The keys to ending poverty
Safe drinking water and sanitation
Around the world today 900 million people who don't have access to clean water and 2.5 billion or two out of five of us who don't have access to improved sanitation.
Millions of lives lost every year to preventable diseases in result to lack of sanitation but millions more could be saved by improved water sources to drink from.
People in developing countries are in need clean water sources as well as not knowing enough about hygiene and lack sanitation. There is no water at all for several miles and often this water is dirty and contaminated with parasites. The ill health effects which come from dirty can cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps, malnutrition and weaken defences against the crucial malaria and HIV/AIDS illnesses which are prominent in the region. Typhoid, cholera, and dysentery and guinea worm are other examples of illnesses. These illness not only stop people working, going to school and causing pain but they kill many more young children before the age of 5 than happens in the developed world. They also kill people younger so children are left without parents and people in work die off leaving projects unfinished, and expertise gaps.