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Strong Connect Between Sanitation And Health

09 March 2020

Developing and developed societies are recognising the strong correlation between sanitation, hygiene and national productivity. The implication of this relationship is much more relevant in India today. The cost of poor sanitation is a heavy one to bear for families and developing economies.

Approximately 800 children under the age of five die every day due to diarrheal diseases caused by unsanitary conditions. The number has remained unchanged since 2016, and poor sanitation cost the world $230 billion in 2015. The problem is so significant that the UN made achieving equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030 one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What is noteworthy is that the Indian government is working with people to draw a clear link between sanitation (through Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan) and good health (Ayushman Bharat).Read More..