Facts

Benefits of improved water and sanitation

The economic benefits of WASH are immense as investment of Rs 1 in sanitation will give back return of Rs.9 (Equity in Health Report, Ministry of Health and Population, 2006).10,500 children die unwanted deaths each year due to water and sanitation related diseases in Nepal which can ...

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Global Handwashing facts

More than 5,000 children every day or 1.7 million children every year die from diarrheal diseases before the age of five. Diarrhoea is the second most common cause of death in children accounting for 18 per cent of all under-five deaths (The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF 2008).

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WASH in Nepal

In 1990, the national sanitation coverage was only 6% of the population, however it reached 43% in 2010. The drinking water supply coverage was 42% in 1990 and reached 80% in 2010 (Source: Country Paper Nepal, SACOSAN IV, 2011). Approximately 80% of the communicable diseases in N...

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Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facts

Water, sanitation and hygiene have the potential to prevent at least 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of all deaths (Prüss-Üstün A., Bos, R., Gore, F. & Bartram, J. 2008).  An estimated ...

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