Waterborne Disease Videos Illustrate the Dangers of Drinking Unsafe Water and How to Prevent Waterborne Diseases

Waterborne disease videos are helpful in illustrating and visually demonstrating the social and human impact of the dangers of drinking unclean and unsafe water.

Waterborne disease videos are helpful in illustrating and visually demonstrating the social and human impact of the dangers of drinking unclean and unsafe water.

Waterborne Diseases in Tanzania 

The video states that there are 1.7 million water programs at work around the world, addressing the lack of clean water for drinking! This is an astounding number!

It is especially astounding when you consider that having a clean source of water is only part of the solution. Much of the answer to the world drinking water crisis lies in teaching and passing on practices and customs that will result in cleaner water.

Many people live where there is no source of clean water and, in fact, the water that we, in the United States drink, is often not from a clean source, but is treated to make it safe before we drink it.

Simple things like hand washing with soap, basic sanitation and hygiene practices, and water filtration and treatment can make the difference between drinking safe water and drinking dangerous water.

You don’t have to look very hard to see the many problems in Somalia. This East African nation is a war torn country with no effective government. It has been plagued by violence, poverty, and terrorism for decades.

Waterborne Disease in Somali Refugee Camps 

The refugee camps that have been created by the violence house families who have lost everything.

Waterborne diseases like cholera and diarrhea are part of the wretched conditions of these camps.

The World Health Organization is working to improve conditions for the refugees and to provide them with safe drinking water.

Preventing Waterborne Diseases 

The above video explains how people and communities can work to prevent waterborne disease. Once again, simple practices can go a long way toward reducing the risk of contracting diseases such as cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, and parasites.



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