Thursday, March 24, 2011

South Asian Countries Barring Sri Lanka and Maldives Score Low in Sanitation

Except Sri Lanka and Maldives, other South Asian countries are struggling to ensure good sanitation system for its population, and thus, failing to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

WaterAid, an organization working for ensuring sanitation and safe water for the poorest people in every corner of the world, has revealed that 1,027 billion of total 1,595 inhabitants in South Asia are currently not using good sanitation system, and thus, exposing themselves to various health-related problems.

However, the South Asian countries like Sri Lanka and Maldives have improved sanitation system, and the condition in these two countries are far better than its neighbors like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.

World Health Organization (WHO) has clearly said that a country can ensure a return of $9 for the investment of every US dollar to ensure good sanitation system and safe water for the people. By lowering the death and illnesses of the people caused by the poor sanitation system, a country can lead towards a healthy economy too.

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