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2 billion people worldwide lack access to basic water services when they go to hospital

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By ITN News Editor April 3, 2019 12:28

2 billion people worldwide lack access to basic water services when they go to hospital

A quarter of the world’s health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people. In the poorest countries, about half of facilities have no basic water services, putting birthing mothers and new-borns in particular danger, according to new data released by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund. Good water and sanitation services, including the safe disposal of health care waste, are crucial to reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The data showed that countries in West Africa had some of the lowest rates of access to water and sanitation.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 3, 2019 12:28

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