World Health Organization
El Salvador


Kimberley Hoyer

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TOPIC A: Water Crisis: Waterborne Diseases and Sustainable Solutions

The quality of water in El Salvador is a very important issue the country has been facing over the last few decades. Waterborne diseases, especially those which have a huge impact on the health of the El Salvador citizens as well as tourists that visit the country, can lead to severe consequences for the individual and the country itself. Due to low government control of the industrial sectors, the water quality of the country is at an extremely low standard for about 100 per cent of the sources. The water is contaminated by faeces, bacteria, and viruses that may lead to infections such as diarrhea, cholera, polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, and many more. Many companies do not control their waste wa...