What We Do
Hygiene & Sanitation
- Water-related diseases are a growing human tragedy, killing more than 5 million people each year
- About 2.3 billion people suffer from diseases linked to dirty water
- Some 60% of all infant mortality worldwide is linked to infectious and parasitic diseases, most of them water-related.
- Water-borne diseases include cholera, typhoid, bacillary dysentery, polio, meningitis, hepatitis A and E and diarrhoea, among others. These are diseases caused by dirty water, and most can be prevented by treating water before use
- Every day, diarrhoeal diseases cause some 6,000 deaths, mostly among children under five
- Diarrhoeal diseases have killed more children in the past ten years than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.