Every 20 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea.
That's a rate of over 4,300 a day. More than 1.5 million a year.
Just 2 years ago, that statistic was every 15 seconds,
By that statistic, recent improvements to water access, quality, and sanitation
have meant the difference between life and death for 1440 children a day.
Globally, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five.
Around1.5 million deaths each year - nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea.
It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene,
is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.
In total, lack of access to clean water and sanitation
kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illnesses.
So what are we going to do about it?
Support programs that improve water access, quality, and sanitation
through innovation, community development, and social justice.
Get involved in the Water Awareness Campaign at Pace University