According to World Health Organisation only 39 percent of the world’s population use a toilet that is connected to a safe sewerage system.
Each year about 700,000 people around the world die due to drug-resistant infections. If no action is taken, experts say, it could be 10 million a year by 2050.
A new report says "Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 percent of them or 7,000 babies died in the first 28 days of life – an increase from 41 percent in 2000."
A court in the state of Rajasthan says not constructing a toilet in the five years of the couple's marriage amounted to cruelty. Almost 600 million people in India defecate in the open.
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) says countries need to radically increase investments in water and sanitation to reach development targets.
Some large food chains are pulling Brazilian meat off their shelves as safety fears grow since the rotten meat scandal surfaced in Brazil.
The government is trying to control a typhoid outbreak caused by poor sanitation and unregulated water supplies. The ban on street food has been put in place to prevent the water-borne disease from spreading.
Malnutrition and unhealthy diets contribute to the global burden of diseases, leaving 1/3 of people around the world undernourished or overweight.
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