Sunday, April 13, 2008
Water woes in Kampala
A woman filling jugs with water at a water distribution point in the Nuguru Go Down Slum in Kampala.
The United Nations declared 2008 the international Year of Sanitation, and it made use of international Water Day on March 21 to highlight the issue.
"In teh world today, there are 15 million deaths caused by infectious diseases," said David Heyman, World Health Organisation assistant director general for health security and environment. "if we had good sanitation today, and good water supplies,we could decrease that immediately by two million-those children who are dying unnecessarily from diarrhoea diseases."