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01 Mar 2008 description
report World Vision

Talking about sanitation is not "nice". It's a matter of life and death. Poor hygiene leads directly to diseases such as cholera and diarrhea - which in turn kill five million people a year, mostly children.

Better sanitation facilities could reduce diarrhea-related morbidity by more than one third, while improved hygiene, such as proper hand-washing, can halve the rate of diarrheal disease and respiratory tract infections in the first place.