Health Issues

Having clean and accessible water is important for just about every facet of life, including maintaining life itself.

Quenching thirst is not the only reason humans need to drink water. Clean water is essential for your body to function properly and feel healthy.

Sadly, in 2022, globally, at least 1.7 billion people used a drinking water source contaminated with feces.

Worldwide, contaminated water and poor sanitation lead to diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, and other diseases that lead to 505,000 deaths a year. The intestinal infection cholera alone is responsible for four million cases and 143,000 deaths annually.

From March 2022 to February 2023, Malawi experienced a widespread and deadly outbreak of cholera that included a total of 36,943 cases leading to 1,210 deaths (mostly young people under the age of 30).

WWFA is bringing clean water and hygiene training to hundreds of thousands of people in Malawi; over 450 villages between 1996 and 2023.

Now that you know about the problem, you can improve and save lives NOW from right where you are!

Your donation of any size WILL help bring clean water to people in need.

Facts shared by the World Health Organization (2023):

  • In 2022, globally, at least 1.7 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Microbial contamination of drinking-water as a result of contamination with faeces poses the greatest risk to drinking-water safety.
  • Safe and sufficient water facilitates the practice of hygiene, which is a key measure to prevent not only diarrhoeal diseases, but acute respiratory infections and numerous neglected tropical diseases.
  • Microbiologically contaminated drinking water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio and is estimated to cause approximately 505 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.