Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water related illness. 1.8Milion people die every year from Diarrheal based illnesses. 90% of which are children under 5 years old, mostly in developing countries just like Myanmar.
Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as Health 101, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won." Dr LEE Jong-wook, Director-General, World Health Organization.
Investments in safe drinking water and sanitation contribute to economic growth. The WHO estimates for every $1 invested, you can expect $3-4 returns in investment, depending on the country and technology.