A Global Crisis

It’s a crisis! What else would you call it when 1 billion people don’t have access to clean water and a further 2.6 billion have no basic sanitation?



The water and sanitation crisis is one of the most lethal, yet solvable, public health emergencies affecting the developing world today. It is also the single largest cause of sickness worldwide, hindering nearly every other aspect of development from health and education to economic growth and gender equality. Imagine, at any one time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from water and sanitation- related diseases! View The WaterCan Case for Support Document

Photo Credit: Peter Bregg, 2009

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