In researching the TWB website I was directed to relevant links to my FLS project. Did you know that?.........
Every three minutes, one child dies of diarrhea related illnesses.
Tuberculosis, which was once considered obliterated, still exists. 120,000 children die of tuberculosis each year.
88 million children under fifteen get schistosomiasis each year.
This is caused by parasitic worms which develop in stagnant water.
Educational campaigns about hygiene could reduce the number of diarrhea related illnesses by up to 45%!
Access to safe drinking water could reduce the number of children’s deaths by 50%!
Each year, 443 million schooldays are missed because of insufficient facilities, illnesses and lack of hygiene.
Humanium Organisation. We make Children's Rights happen.
"Young children are more vulnerable than any other age group to the ill effects of unsafe water, insufficient quantities of water, poor sanitation and lack of hygiene."
"The simple act of hand washing can have important implications for children’s health and survival, by reducing morbidity and mortality related to diarrhoea, pneumonia and other infectious diseases."
"Lack of safe water, sanitation and adequate hygiene contribute to the leading killers of children under five, including diarrhoeal diseases, pneumonia, neonatal disorders and undernutrition."
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A CHILD SURVIVAL STRATEGY
A REPORT CARD ON WATER AND SANITATION NUMBER 5, SEPTEMBER 2006
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York September 2006