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Clean Water Doesn't Stay Clean

Clean Water Doesn't Stay Clean In the absence of good sanitation and hygiene practices, clean water becomes polluted and makes a community susceptible to water-borne illness. Combining clean water access with sanitation and hygiene access, will WASH a community. WASH Water Access Sanitation Hygiene The Toll of Unclean Water Toll on People • 2.5 billion people live without improved Toll on Society Over 400 million school days lost each year to water-related illness.4 sanitation.? Over 40 billion productive hours lost each year to fetching water in sub-Saharan Africa.4 About half the developing world's hospital beds occupied by people with water-related illness.4 • 750 million people live without access to clean water.? • 1,600 children under the of 5 die every A $1 investment in WASH yields $3-34 in economic return, but lack of WASH can cost up to 5% of a country's GDP. 6 age day from preventable, X = no improved sanitation water-borne diseases.3 How Water Becomes Unclean Open defecation Animals Flies spread Lack of hand contaminate germs washing 1.1 billion people (15% of the global population) practice open defecation.' Top countries for open defecation: water sources India (626 million) | Indonesia (63 million Pakistan (40 million) | Ethiopia (38 million) Nigeria (34 million) WOMEN MEN What Makes the Difference? Clean water starts with Source water treatment 11% access to clean water supply, but keeping water clean requires much more. Water supply 25% Hygiene education 28% Sanitation 32% This example of the reduction in diarrhea Handwashing with soap 44% shows the contributions 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% to improved health. Reduction in Diarrhea by Intervention (%)" Innovative Approaches to Helping Water Stay Clean UGANDA MALI HONDURAS A picture book explains germs, A village in Mali now has no open defecation after a coordinated, community- based effort to provide A community in Honduras showed an approximate 52% sanitation and clean reduction of clinical visits for water to children. diarrheal diseases in the 34 months after the community water system became fully operational. The project included coordinated water, sanitation and hygiene and locally-based community development.10 coordination of a clean water source, latrines and hand-washing training. The villagers are experiencing better health.9 WASHINGUP PRAY for churches and ministries that are providing holistic wellness, including water, sanitation and hygiene, to communities around the world. LOOK for organizations that promote an integrated approach to water ministry that is tackling the bigger challenge, not just the water source. SHARE about the impact of WASH and educate those in your sphere of influence. Sources listed at www.missiographics.com/wash Brought to you by our sponsor: O Lifewater. To find more infographics from GMI visit gmi www.missiographics.com http://lifewater.org Providing water, health and hope since 1977. 馮

Clean Water Doesn't Stay Clean

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Everyone needs clean water, but the challenge doesn’t stop there. We must go beyond clean water to equip the people of the world with sanitation and hygiene training and resources. Only then will th...

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