Water is essential for long life. Adequate, safe and accessible water supply must be available to all people without discrimination, and improving access to safe drinking water result in tangible benefits to improve health. Water is one of the factors which highly contribute to the transmission of many diseases.
Diseases transmitted through drinking water include bacterial diseases (cholera, dysentery, typhoid, gastrointestinal disorders by E. coli, Yersinia, and Campylobacter), viruses (hepatitis A and E), and protozoan and helminth parasites (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Entamoeba). In developing countries water related disease blight the lives of the poor. Sustainable Development Goal target 6.1 calls for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water. Key Facts https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water.
We thanked Siller's Family for partnering with us to provide access safe water to the communities of Saliamusala, Midia, Lokajo and Drabara in Koboko, Uganda. These communities have been suffering for over 200 years, sharing surface water with animals.