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An estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 years of age perish from diarrhea each year, mostly in
developing countries. This amounts to 11% of the 7.6 million deaths of children under the age of five
and means that about 2,200 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases.
Unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation
together contribute to about 88% of deaths from diarrheal diseases.
Worldwide, millions of people are infected with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), many of which are
water and/or hygiene-related, such as Guinea Worm Disease, Buruli Ulcer, Trachoma, and Schistosomiasis.
These diseases are most often found in places with unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, and
insufficient hygiene practices.
Worldwide, soil-transmitted helminths infect more than one billion people due to a lack of adequate
sanitation Guinea Worm Disease (GWD) is an extremely painful parasitic infection spread through
contaminated drinking water. GWD is characterized by spaghetti-like worms up to 1 meter in length
slowly emerging from the human body through blisters on the skin anywhere on the body but usually
on the lower legs or lower arms. Infection affects poor communities in remote parts of Africa that
do not have safe water to drink. In 2015, 22 cases of Guinea Worm Disease were reported. Most of
those cases were from Chad (41%)
Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness and results from poor hygiene and
sanitation. Approximately 41 million people suffer from active trachoma and nearly 10 million people
are visually impaired or irreversibly blind as a result of trachoma 12. Trachoma infection can be
prevented through increased facial cleanliness with soap and clean water, and improved sanitation.
Your donation creates hope and opportunity around the world by empowering families in need with
access to safe water and sanitation. Please donate today.
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