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Cholera and Clean Water – NYTimes.com


CholeraDrawing attention to the continuing catastrophe of cholera in Haiti is critical to bringing an end to the preventable suffering and death that stem from the true root cause: poor access to safe drinking water, sanitation and healthy hygiene practices like hand washing.

A third of people worldwide have only a hole in the ground for a toilet, while 748 million people don’t have water that’s safe to drink. Haiti is but one terrible example: Without toilets, good waste management and safe water, cholera, malnutrition and intestinal worms are likely lurking around the corner. via – NYTimes.comnytimeslogo.

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