Do you know 13 million people die each year, from filthy drinking water, mosquitoes and other menaces that are avoidable? The World Health Organization informed on this Friday.
The Geneva-based WHO in a 104-page report ‘Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments’ said that the threat from contact with surroundings that are poorly controlled is highly lethal for the little ones.
Children accounting for 94 percent of deaths from diarrhea, and forty percent from malaria annually, can actually be saved just by keeping housing away from mosquito breeding areas and fetid and unhygienic surroundings.
A U.N. agency report recommended that better management of water resources need to be promoted, which includes safer household storage, use of cleaner fuels and better built housing. People should be more careful in using poisons in the home and workplace.