A healthy water sector in a country is a predictor for high GDP, lower poverty rates and – not surprisingly – lower child mortality.
In our high-tech world it is hard to imagine that every day 800 kids under the age of five die due to ill health caused by lack of clean water and lack of sanitation. That’s nearly 300,000 boys and girls who die needlessly every year. It’s as if the entire population of Cincinnati or Pittsburgh would suddenly vanish.
The UN came up with a holistic view on the problem – clean water sources without the presence of proper sanitation infrastructure won’t stay clean for long; proper sanitation without understanding basic hygiene won’t fly either. In comes the notion of WASH – an acronym for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
In today’s episode we delve into the world of WASH and talk about the challenges – both practical and financial.
Dr. (PhD) Aliza Inbal, Director – Pears Programme for Global Innovation
Eng. Anirudh Keny
Waterline theme music by Nir Sayag.
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