March. 17, 2020: World Water Day

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World Water Day

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Flooding and damage to housing and infrastructure was widespread following Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique. CDC microbiologist Travis Brown tests water quality in an accommodation shelter for people affected by Cyclone Kenneth.
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Andrea Martinsen pumps water from a tap stand in Zimbabwe while assessing chlorine levels in the water during a cholera outbreak.
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After two powerful cyclones made landfall in Mozambique in March and April 2019, CDC worked with Mozambican health authorities and international partners to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.
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Worldwide, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source.
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March 22 – World Water Day

March 24 – World TB Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 24 – World Meningitis Day

April 25 – World Malaria Day

April 24 – April 30 – World Immunization Week

Page last reviewed: March 20, 2020
Content source: Global Health