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World Water Day Promotes Access To WASH

“…The adverse impact of dirty water and poor hygiene and sanitation reaches far beyond health. The diseases that stem from a lack of WASH keep children out of school and prevent parents from working, thereby decreasing human capital, worker productivity and gross domestic product. However, by addressing these diseases together with WASH, we can work to alleviate poverty and promote development worldwide. … World Water Day provides all of us with an opportunity to work together to achieve a common goal: A healthy and more prosperous world for everyone,” Michelle Brooks, policy director at the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, writes in the blog’s “End the Neglect” blog (3/12).

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