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The challenge (diarrheal decease) 

Diarrheal diseases account for 18 per cent of deaths among children under five years of age worldwide, or an estimated 1.7 million child deaths every year - making them the second most common cause of child deaths globally.

objectivespic1Diarrhea is caused by ingesting certain bacteria, viruses or parasites that may be spread by water, food, utensils, hands, and flies. Most diarrhea-related deaths in children are due to dehydration - the loss of large quantities of water and electrolytes (sodium, potassium and bicarbonate) from the body in liquid stool. Measures to prevent diarrheal episodes include promoting exclusive breastfeeding, raising vitamin A supplementation rates, improving hygiene, increasing the use of improved sources of drinking water and sanitation facilities, promoting zinc intake and immunizing against rotavirus.

A special focus of our efforts will be towards providing potable drinking water and bringing sanitation facilities within the reach of the poor.

In most societies, women have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation and health.  Water is necessary not only for drinking, but also for food production and preparation, care of domestic animals, personal hygiene, care of the sick, cleaning, washing and waste disposal. Because of their dependence on water resources, women have accumulated considerable knowledge about water resources, including location, quality and storage methods. However, efforts geared towards improving the management of the world’s finite water resources and extending access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, often overlook the central role of women in water management

It is well known that water is LIFE, which means water equals livelihoods. It is the route out of poverty for individuals and communities. Managing water is essential if the world is to achieve sustainable development.