For children and adults, water is vital. Unfortunately, for some regions and countries of the world, there are areas that are not supplied with drinking water, which leads to the abuse of non-drinkable water. As a result, this causes serious health problems, often incurable, including diseases such as cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, bilharziasis, etc., which lead to an increase in the mortality rate, especially of children.
It is not without knowing that if we have drinking water, we have life.
According to the WHO, “1.6 billion people do not have access to safe water and 2.6 billion do not have access to basic sanitation. More than 1,400 children under 5 die “. Source: https://www.planetoscope.com/mortalite/213-numbre-d-enfants-qui-meurent-faute-d-eau-potable.html
Several global organizations support countries lacking clean water through financial aid and awareness campaigns by conducting studies on the impact of unsafe water on health and economy. For them, non-potable water is a source of disease; It causes a high mortality rate. Reducing population mortality, leading immediately to underdevelopment, is therefore an objective to be achieved in the coming years.
The World Bank estimates that “improving access to water and sanitation services in the target areas will save lives and reduce poverty. The funding will provide water and sustainable sanitation in rural and small town areas to prevent the spread of cholera and other water-borne diseases. ” Source: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/jmp-2015-key-facts/en/
Moreover, it does not fail to make donations for the development of sanitation networks throughout the world. In June 2015, $ 50 million was granted to Haiti, or $ 68 million more recently, in December 2016, in Benin.
“On March 11, 2017, the United Nations Development Program, through its Resident Representative in Gabon, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, inaugurated a drinking water supply in the commune of Ndjolé, Department of Abanga Bigné, in the Middle Ogooué. It is the result of a joint effort by the UNDP and the Ndjole authorities to provide permanent access to drinking water for the inhabitants of Nkègha neighborhoods and behind the TP, an area that is not covered by the supply network The National Water Company (SEEG); Making the living conditions very difficult for the populations of these two districts “. Source: http://reliefweb.int/report/gabon/eau-potable-le-pnud-la-rescousse-des-populations-ndjol