Waterborne diseases

But majority of Nepalis still lack access to clean and safe drinking water.
With the monsoon, the threat of waterborne diseases increases significantly.
Diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid and cholera among others are common waterborne diseases.
Several bacterial, protozoal and viral waterborne diseases pose a serious health problem in Nepal.
Lack of clean water increases the risk of diarrhoeal diseases, cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other waterborne diseases.
One of the most common waterborne diseases is diarrhoea which is the leading cause of child death in our country.
In Nepal, only limited percentage of the population have access to basic sanitation.
At the same time, water treatment facilities throughout urban and rural areas are limited.
Awareness is an important tool to reduce the burden of waterborne diseases.
Simple hand hygiene can reduce diarrhoea and typhoid cases.

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