GENEVA – According to the World Health Organization’s June 2008 report on water and health, “unsafe water, inadequate sanitation or insufficient hygiene” practices engender at least nine percent of the global disease burden. The burden inordinately affects countries such as Angola, where water-related health issues cause twenty-four percent of deaths. Authors of the report conjecture that the nine-percent statistic remains a probable underestimate, citing that several significant diseases are unquantifiable.
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