UK strategy to help increase clean water supplies worldwide

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:756
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

    One billion of the world's people have only dirty water to drink, and a third lack sanitation, a recent report from the Department for International Development has said, supporting the provision of clean water as a fundamental right for all.

    Its strategy paper Addressing the Water Crisis is Britain's response to the United Nations' development targets of halving by the year 2015 the proportion of people who have no access to clean water or hygienic sanitation.

    The paper has spelt out the health risks from dirty water. Water related diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, dysentry, …

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