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Running water is something we often take for granted. But imagine if you did not have access to clean water at the turning of a tap. That is the reality for 1 in 10 people worldwide.
Now imagine if you did not have access to an adequate toilet. That is the reality for 1 in 3 people worldwide.
Rotary is committed to a sustainable approach to sanitation and hygiene. We don’t just build wells or toilets and walk away.
Our projects educate communities to maintain functioning water systems and understand the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
When children understand the process of disease transmission and good hygiene, schools and homes become healthier environments, meaning communities can develop and grow.
When a mother does not have to walk for hours every single day to collect water, she has the opportunity to earn an income for her family.
That is the power of water.
Manoj Joshi: the Yorkshire Rotarian helping to eradicate polio around the world
Today is World Polio Day. Polio has almost been eradicated globally following a vaccination campaign lasting decades. Chris Burn from the Yorkshire Post spoke to Manoj Joshi, who has been on the frontline of the efforts.