There are more germs on your body than people in the United States.
Contaminated water causes many water-borne infections like diarrhoea, and also serves as a carrier for vectors such as mosquitoes spreading epidemics. Access to safe drinking water and good sanitation are vital for family well-being.
It results in control of enteric diseases, and boosts child health.
Sanitation makes a positive contribution in family literacy.
According to a UNICEF study, for every 10 per cent increase in female literacy, a country’s economy can grow by 0.3 per cent.