Facts About Water Borne Diseases & Their Effects Around The WorldShare
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.1
Water-related diseases affect more than 1.5 billion people every year.1
Water, sanitation and hygiene related disease kills nearly 1 million people each year.1
160 million children suffer from stunting and chronic malnutrition linked to water and sanitation.1
Diarrhea is the 3rd leading cause of child death, a majority of which are water-related.1
In low and middle-income countries, 1/3 of all healthcare facilities lack a safe water source.1
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- World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). (2015) Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2015 Update and MDG Assessment.