World Health Organization


Sara Andresen

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Committee: World Health Organisation

Country: Republic of India

Institution: University of Zürich

Topic: World Water Crisis: Disease Management and Sustainable Solutions

The alarming mortality associated with waterborne diseases calls for a committed international response. Incidence of water-related illnesses can be greatly reduced by ensuring a supply of uncontaminated drinking water as well as sanitation facilities. While the Republic of India recognises the accomplishment of target C of the Millennium Development Goal 7, we note that the obstacles of insufficient infrastructure and the risk of regression in communities where facilities have been installed remain.

India suffers from diarrhoea, cholera, viral hepatitis as well as enteric fever and notes with c...