Around the world, over 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 3.6 billion lack sanitation services. This worldwide issue has brought the United Nations (UN) to form the WASH program as part of the Sustainable Development Goal in 2010. In this article, we’ll begin discussing the parts and implications of this program.
The WASH Program stands for water, sanitation, and hygiene. This project aims to make leaps in each of these categories for all countries by 2030. In this part we will begin by looking at each of the issues WASH hopes to address with each part.
Water- in many parts of the world, there are either little sources of water or corrupted ones. Especially many wells remain unprotected and thus make them prone to contamination.
Sanitation- a lack of proper sanitation and sewage leads to contamination in both food and water, spreading deadly diseases such as cholera. Not to mention ecosystem damage.
Hygiene- good hygiene behavior is not commonly taught or thought of without proper systems established such as soap, sanitation stations, and clean water. All these systems are connected and alleviating one will make the others easier to deal with.
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