Access to Safe Drinking Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Global Health

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Water is a basic requirement for life – but millions still lack access to safe water at home. Girls and women spend 40 billion hours a year to collect and to transport water. Under a theory called occupational injustice, this means that those responsible for collecting water spend time and resources that they cannot use in other occupations or on education, which disproportionately disadvantages women and girls. Among other public health problems, unclean water causes the death of over 1,000 children every day. But between 1990 and 2010, 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2jV3XJC

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