Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and, therefore, a basic human right.
Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people. In fact, the
absence of a safe water supply contributes to an estimated 80 percent of disease and death in
the developing world. (JOHN 4:12)
Poor access to improved water and sanitation in Nigeria remains a major contributing factor to high morbidity and mortality rates among poor indigent children living in a rural settlement. The use of contaminated drinking water and poor sanitary conditions result in increased vulnerability to water-borne diseases, including diarrhea which leads to deaths of more than 70,000 children under five annually.
Seventy-three percent of diarrhea and enteric disease burden is associated with poor access to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene, and is disproportionately borne by poorer children. Frequent water and hygiene-related ill-health in children, contribute to absenteeism in school, and malnutrition. Only 26.5 percent of the population use improved drinking water sources and sanitation facilities. Also, 23.5 percent of the population defecates in the open (source: UNICEF)
Almost one-tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by increasing access to safe drinking water; improving sanitation and hygiene; and. improving water management to reduce risks of water-borne infectious diseases, and accidental drowning during recreation.
Waterborne diseases are caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water. Contaminated water can cause many types of diarrhea diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as Guinea worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery.
Infectious diseases can be spread through contaminated water. Some of these water-borne diseases are Typhoid, Cholera, Paratyphoid Fever, Dysentery, Jaundice, Amoebiasis and Malaria. Chemicals in the water also have negative effects on our health Poverty in Africa is often caused by a lack of access to clean, safe water and proper sanitation. ... Poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change, and other man-made causes. Deaths from dirty water. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.575 million people die from water-related diseases a year.
Future Effects of Pollution. Trash, chemicals, radiation, energy, noise, and light of unnatural amounts affect soil, water, air, and the planet's resources in more ways than currently obvious. These effects will compound over time, causing changes to nature, industrial food supply, human health, and the economy.
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. Polluted water isn't just dirty—it's deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera.
Water helps provide your body with essential minerals [electrolytes]. Water helps your kidneys and prevents kidney stones. Water helps to transport nutrients to your cells. Water helps reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases.
7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water
- Water Helps to Maximize Physical Performance.
- Hydration Has a Major Effect on Energy Levels and Brain Function.
- Drinking Water May Help to Prevent and Treat Headaches.
- Drinking More Water May Help Relieve Constipation.
- Drinking Water May Help Treat Kidney Stones.
- Water Helps Prevent Hangovers and aid assimilation.
In order to achieve and contribute to the easy access of clean water SOAR FOR CHRIST FOUNDATION is doing all she can to make life and living better by sinking bores/pressure pump in strategic places for he benefits of the indigents in rural settlements.