Clean water and sanitation is critical

The WHO links nearly half of the world's malnutrition cases to poor WASH.

WaterAid Photo: Jon Spaull
Nsomah Umala drinking water at the handpump at Asamponbisi Village, Bolgatanga District, Upper East region, Ghana. Eighty per cent of all diseases in Ghana are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Henry Northover
Published: Wednesday, 10/22/2014 12:00 am EDT

We are living in a historically decisive moment. There is a strong chance that next year, all governments will sign up to the commitment to mobilize efforts to eliminate global poverty as part of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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