CDC Recognizes World Water Day

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CDC Recognizes World Water Day

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CDC Recognizes World Water Day:

  • Worldwide, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source
  • Diarrheal diseases can account for up to 40% of deaths in acute emergency settings
  • Improved water sources can reduce diarrhea deaths by up to 21%

To address cholera, CDC helps ensure trucked and municipal water sources are chlorinated and routinely monitored.

CDC responded to an outbreak of acute watery diarrhea and helped with the chlorination of drinking water supplies and improvement of water quality monitoring.

CDC supports water quality monitoring of emergency tanks put in place as part of a cholera response.

CDC staff assist in conducting a WASH household survey to assess the status of water treatment methods in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp.

Sierra Leone
CDC provided technical assistance to the government on improving the chlorination of water supplied to affected areas after the 2017 mudslides. Environmental health officers regularly monitored residual chlorine levels at camps and affected areas.

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Page last reviewed: March 19, 2019
Content source: Global Health