THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN WATER

"Together, water access, sanitation, and hygiene are referred to as "WASH", and Tanzania is experiencing a WASH crisis. WASH impacts not only community health, but economic status, access to education, and happiness around the world."

 

"It is estimated that Tanzania spends 70% of its health budget on preventable WASH-related diseases as the majority of the population does not have access to clean drinking water. Without adequate WASH facilities, homes, schools and health centers become breeding grounds for diseases that kill children and threaten their ability to grow. Girls, children with disabilities and children living in rural areas are most affected. This further heightens inequities and uneven opportunities for development. The impact of poor WASH on children living in crisis situations also affects their chances of survival."

 
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TANZANIA WATER QUCK FACTS

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"Almost half of the population of Tanzania is without basic access to safe water"

2.

"About 12% of the country is using the bathroom outside. In these communities, human feces are washed by the rain into rivers, springs, ponds and swamps - places many people are gathering their drinking water."

3.

"Approximately 17% have no hand washing facility."

4.

"Approximately 26,500 Tanzanians, including 18,500 children under age 5, die each year from diarrhea - nearly 90% of which is directly attributed to poor water, sanitation and hygiene."

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