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Building latrines to decreases disease in Mali

By: World Health Organisation

Building latrines and changing behaviours means keeping people safe from disease, as the WHO discovered in Mali

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Malawi water project changes lives

By: Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

Water for All and Atlas Copco bring water to 28 000 Malawians

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Women and water – the facts

Did you know that women and children around the world spend 125 million hours each day collecting water? This is time that could be spent working, going to school, caring for families, if only these women and children had better access to sustainable, reliable water. Below are some startling facts about women and water, and the difference that could be made by sustainable, reliable plumbing.

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Empowering women through water

By: Katherine Sentlinger – The Water Project

Millions of people live in poverty everyday due to lack of clean water sources. Often, the water sources that are available are polluted and are located very far away. In developing countries, the task of water collection most frequently falls to women and young girls.

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How plumbing eradicated disease – part 2

The Rwandan refugee camps set up in Zaire (DRC) in 1994 struggled with outbreaks of dysentery. Sanitation was poor; the refugees defecated openly in common areas. Human waste built up in the same areas where the refugees drew water that was used for cooking and drinking. Heavy rain flooded the area and dysentery became epidemic, at its peak it was killing 2 000 people a day.

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How plumbing eradicated disease – part 1

Vaccines get all the glory, but most plumbers will tell you that it was water infrastructure – sewage systems and clean water – that eradicated disease, and they’re right.

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