500 Children in Sub-Saharan Africa Die Every Day of WASH-Related Diseases: UNICEF

18 Dec 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAKAR, Senegal

In Sub-Saharan Africa, some 500 children under 5 die every day from diarrheal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week.In addition, the practice of open defecation has been linked to an increase in stunting among children in the region, the agency said ahead of a water and sanitation financing conference in Dakar, Senegal.“With children dying every single day, with millions stunted, with such a huge economic toll, it cannot be business as usual,” UNICEF Regional Director for West & Central Africa Manuel Fontaine said in a statement...

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