The human right to Water

 

My father is epic. After almost dying from water-borne disease he made his way from one of the smallest villages in the world to Cambridge University, Williams College and finally getting his doctorate at University of Cincinnati and mastering his career before eventually turning his attention back to the community in Ethiopia where he was born. Clean water is a human right, and the most effective path to global health.

Over 70% of the reason why people go to the hospital globally is for water borne illness that is preventable. That equals trillions in healthcare that could be focused on more dire issues such as HIV and Cancer. Investing in people having clean water also has a return on investment of $11 for every $1 dollar invested. These organizations are fighting for that and the day to day battle of saving people who do not have access to this vital resource.