07 Apr '12, 6pm

BILLIONS of people lack access to clean water. This isn't acceptable. #WorldHealthDay

Fresh water plays a complicated role in many of the world's poorest regions. It is the lifeblood of daily activities like drinking, washing and cooking – yet, when mismanaged, it can present unparalleled danger. According to the World Health Association, about 2.6 billion people currently lack access to adequate sanitation – a situation that enables the spread of deadly diseases. Seventy-five percent of local people are afflicted with schistosomiasis, a chronic parasitic illness that affects millions worldwide and is most prevalent in poor communities without access to clean drinking water. The problems of poverty and disease are closely linked. But in addition to infrastructure development, there may be an easier and more cost-effective solution: education. Take eastern Madagascar's Marolambo district – a region both blessed with an ample water supply and plagued by water...

Full article: http://www.conservation.org/FMG/Articles/Pages/fresh_wate...

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