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WHO: 3,95,000 children under the age of five die due to lack of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, read full report

New Delhi/ In the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO), lack of unsafe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH / WASH) has been cited as the biggest reason for the death of children. In the report, they are responsible for 3,95,000 deaths under the age of 5 years. There were 2,73,000 deaths from diarrhea and 1,12,000 from acute respiratory infections. To assess this, data from 183 WHO member countries has been included

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The Burden of Disease due to Unsafe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene report has revealed that half of the world's population still struggles with access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Globally, 771 million people lack access to clean water and 1.7 billion people do not have access to a toilet. Diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, undernutrition and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are taking a toll on children. According to the report, STH affects 1.5 billion (24 percent) of the world's population. 132 low- and lower-middle-income countries were responsible for disease from STH because this is where the infection was most commonly found. Asian countries.

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Praising India's cleanliness campaign, the United Nations had said that children have benefited the most from this campaign. The number of deaths of children under 5 years of age in India has come down to about 8 lakhs, which was about 10 lakhs 2 years ago. Clean drinking water, hand washing, food security, use of toilets and freedom from open defecation are the many reasons, due to which the number of child deaths is continuously decreasing. Due to cleanliness campaign and 6 new vaccines, great success has been achieved in protecting children from infection.

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