How do waterborne diseases effect children?

1.4 million children die annually because of diarrhea – a waterborne disease. According to UNICEF 90% of child deaths under five are caused by diarrheal disease. Each day nearly 2,000 children day due to diarrheal disease attributed to lack of sanitation, access to clean water, and poor hygiene. According to the WHO, hand washing can protect 1 in 3 children from diarrheal disease. Hand washing greatly protects children from waterborne diseases.

Video Blog by: Kelly Keith, Projects Intern at Arc Solutions

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