Improved sanitation and access to water decreases infant, child, and maternal mortality

Increased access to improved water sources and improved sanitation are each associated with a significant decrease in mortality in children younger than 5 years, mortality due to diarrhea in children younger than 5 years, infant mortality, and maternal mortality. These were the findings of a large observational study that included data from 193 countries worldwide.

With a population of more than 1.2 billion, an estimated 128 million people living in India lack safe water and 839 million lack sanitation services. The World Bank estimates that unsafe water contributes to 21% of communicable disease in India, with diarrhea-related causes of death accounting for...

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