“We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care.”
- Kofi Annan
- 18% of People Live Below the Poverty Line
- 35% of Rural Populations Lack Access to Water
- 75% of Rural Population Lack Adequate Sanitation
Drinking Water and Sanitation
- 4 Million People in Cambodia Don't Have Access to Safe Water
- 9 Million People in Cambodia Don't Have Access to Adequate Sanitation
- 1000 Cambodian Children Die Each Year from Diarrhea Due to Unsafe Drinking Water
When clean water comes to a village, the infant and child death rate plummets, and the disease rate for all persons is reduced.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), no single type of intervention has greater overall impact upon national development and public health than the provision of safe drinking water.