Havocs of waterborne diseases

M Asadullah

The term ‘waterborne diseases’ is used for any disease caused by drinking water polluted by animal or human feces, which hold pathogenic micro-organisms. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that unsafe water supply, unhygienic conditions and defective sanitation issues cause approximately 842,000 human deaths annually and 60% of infant deaths are caused by the waterborne diseases.
Malaria kills more than a million people annually and diarrhoea continues to be the leading reason for child mortality. Over 29% of Pakistan’s population still do not have access to clean drinking water and the use contaminated drinking water leads to around 40% deaths in the country. Unfortunately, our country budget allocation for water supply and sanitation is less than 0.2% of its GDP. A nonprofit organization named “Tayaba” is working in the country to improve the water deprived lives of underprivileged Pakistanis by providing them a very simple and reliable solution in form of “H2O wheel”.
The H2O wheel is very simple and effective solution for the individual of rural areas of Pakistan who have to walk on average distance of 3-5 kilometres daily to collect safe drinking water. It not only saves the time but also provides ease to underprivileged people of rural areas for water collection. Tayaba organization aims to distribute the H2O wheel across the rural areas of Pakistan. Unfortunately, authorities are not doing much, let’s do it together.
— Bahawalpur

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