March. 17, 2020: World Water Day
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World Water Day
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.
Andrea Martinsen pumps water from a tap stand in Zimbabwe while assessing chlorine levels in the water during a cholera outbreak.
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.
Worldwide, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source.
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